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Introductions

Introductions

Ladies and Gentlemen,
This is the Local Kitchen and Bar Blog.
Contained herein are what are probably best referred to as the musing of a mad man, but when you work in a kitchen, it is essential that you be a little mad.

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A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

I think most people use a clock or a calendar when it comes to marking off the tick marks that denote time. Those two methods, after..

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The Offal Truth

The Offal Truth

“Excuse me ma’am, are you enjoying your brains?”

Where would you hear such a question asked? In a horror movie? In a book on the zombie..

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Gone visiting

Gone visiting

When I was younger I remember that, on any given night of the week, my father would decide that we should “go visiting”. I was born and..

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Old Yell-er

Old Yell-er

The kitchen is constantly full of chatter. There is never not noise. Whether it be the sound of fat popping in a pan, the hiss of steam..

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

This is the time of year that I think back on a dear friend of mine who worked with me for years and then, suddenly, passed away. Now as..

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Characters of the Kitchen

Characters of the Kitchen

In this industry you meet a varied and broad range of personalities. They are servers, line cooks, chefs, dishwashers, bussers,..

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Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms

Kitchens create a very unique dynamic. Kitchen crews are called a brigade in the fine dining restaurants of the world. They are so..

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The Old Woman and the T

The Old Woman and the T

I remember, with great fondness, my time spent on the top of the hill in Crow. For those who do not know my background, my start in this..

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The Kitchen Gods

The Kitchen Gods

The kitchen gods were born in a howl of pain and took dominion over every restaurant immediately after their inception. They first came..

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