Reading Terminal Market

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love-  thriving with tourists, wanting to get a glimpse of the rich history that the city has to offer.  A walk down Market Street to soak it all in is a must-do for everyone coming to experience this city’s vibrant life.  Famous for Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Rocky, The…

Pho ever noodle?

For several years, I lived above a Vietnamese family.  I remember coming home from work, smelling strange smells, with a hint of stale cigarette smoke.  There was always the smell of rice cooking also, which is normal for any Asian family.  Rice for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any time in between.  I didn’t know much…

Yearning for pizza

Growing up in N.Y.,  I can remember going to several pizza shops in the area, without even a thought about how it was different from anything else.  Whether it was Frank’s, Mario’s, or Tony’s, it was all just the same to me.  There was always an ongoing debate about who had the best pizza in…

Summer cooking the old way.

As summer approaches I’m starting to think of camping once again.  About a year ago, Sarah came up with a great idea about cooking “the old way”.  She bought this Lodge Dutch oven.  This was totally out of my norm.  How do I control the heat?  What do I cook?  Why? She told me to…

The start of culinary creations

Since I was a child making triple decker sugar sandwichs (don’t tell mom), to young adulthood creating the best hangover remedies for friends, all the way to my professional career as a chef I have always had I love for creating good food.