Jan 212015

Once upon a time there was a hamburger. It came with ice burg lettuce, tomato, onions and condiments of choice on a bun. Cheese was added and it certainly improved the burger. Bacon came along and played well with the cheese and meat.
Then life got sideways. Now the bun options range from traditional to doughnut and more. Burgers are filled with assorted cheeses, mangled toppings like arugula, micro greens, gold leaf, foie gras, caviar, specialty condiments, mushrooms, chili, fries, and on and on.
Tragic really, I enjoy a good burger myself. I like a cheese burger. I like a cheese burger with bacon. I want the damn thing on a traditional bun, LTO, yellow mustard and from time to time, ketchup. That is it.
Burgers have morphed into something that is unrecognizable.
WTF? Just let the burger be! Its last improvement was bacon. It should have stopped there. Sigh.

Oct 292014

Working on my second cookbook. Again I am contemplating asking myself for a divorce. The upside of writing the second book is more creativity is needed.
Downside? More creativity is needed.
At least I am not having to come up with some sort of crazy potato chip flavor or off kilter pizza combo and trying to sell it to the marketing department. Who, in turn would end up trying to pitch it to the brass. Don’t envy those folks one bit.

Sep 222014

What is up with that? Stuff a beer can up a chicken and cook it. It tastes terrible in my opnion. I have seen it on high end restaurants for 35.00. Proud to sell a 3.00 bird on a 1.00 can of beer.
Whatever makes you money I suppose. Just not a fan.
Now Popeye’s Chicken is doing it. REALLY? REALLY?