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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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Roots

Roots

Dirt is good. From dirt all things came, to dirt they shall return.

I was born and raised on a ranch and early on learned the circle of..

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Eating like a King.

Eating like a King.

As a chef, the most common phrase I hear is, “Oh you must eat so good, I’d love to live in your home.” And the most common question I..

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Type C(hef) Personality

Type C(hef) Personality

In kitchens you will run into a great many personalities. Many times in my life I have heard the term a Type A personality. This is in..

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The Other Side of the Table

The Other Side of the Table

Leaving the restaurant industry a little more than two years ago was not a decision that I made easily or painlessly. I spent from ages..

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All in an egg.

All in an egg.

For those of you who know my history in the culinary world, you will know that I have had a constant and abiding love for the egg.

My..

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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 Kitchen Glossary of Terms

A Kitchen Glossary of Terms

If you follow this blog you will see a myriad of terms used that are semi-exclusive to the kitchen industry if not completely exclusive to our industry.

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Swan Song

Swan Song

It was just after 10 pm on what was a record-setting Valentine’s Day dinner.  A few minutes before we were set to close, I received a call from a barbershop quartet saying they were headed our way and asking if we would keep the doors open for them.

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