|Contributor since:||January 2009|
Oysters. Bone Marrow. Spanish hams. Fish tacos. Shanghai soup dumplings. Sea urchin. Summer tomatoes still warm from the sun. There, my favorite foods are out of the way. To cut to the chase, food is in my genes. My father, grandfather and great grandfather were butchers. I've cooked for fun and pay since I can remember, helping out at my dad's catering company/butcher shop and eventually the catering wing of Zagat's highest-rated restaurant in the country (you've never heard of it). Why am I not a chef or caterer? I'm just too much of a pansy. I didn't want the hours/heat/instability to ruin my love for cooking, so now it's pure recreation. Since ditching the chef idea, I've written for many major news networks and magazines, spanning everything from a blood-soaked Marine invasion into Fallujah to Britney Spears' underwear (lack of, actually) to properly sourcing pork. I hope to share the deliciousness of life with you. Also, pancakes suck.
I'm Known For...
Speed, emotion, an undying love of punk rock and hip-hop and passionate bursts of cynicism
My Current Project
Maintaining sufficient forms of employment
My Greatest Achievement
Smoking a cigar and drinking a 40 in the vacant office of a bad boss on my final day of employment. Not you, Lewis.
My Biggest Regret
Not spending more time in my dad's butcher shop while it was still in business
I Truly Respect
People with the balls to do whatever they want
Moments I'd Like To Forget
The time I took money out of my dad's cash register to go buy baseball cards when I was 14. Sorry, dad.
Blocks I've Been Around
The media titans in Rockefeller Center
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
On a farm in Spain, surrounded by puppies, rabbits, Iberico ham, Cabrales blue cheese and wine.
Because the world would be boring without a little tilt to it
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
This Is Annoying Me...
The ongoing success of Sandra Lee
This Is Making Me Worry...
the honey bee apocalypse
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
The abundance of spring/summer produce
I'm Running From...
This Is Helping Me Create...
My new pizza stone ... good for many things other than pizza
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
Should I leave corporate America for the food industry?
This Makes My Teeth Itch
Can't Do Without
Hot sauces of all origins. Cholula, Sriracha, Tabasco are top 3
The one in my head telling me how to cook