More Adventures in Vinegar

As you’ve seen on my site before, I really hate wasting products. Recently, I made Concord Jelly Vinegar, but that’s only one of many vinegars I make. Technically, this is infusing as opposed to actually making, which I also do. One of my rules is that if you strain something out, you look at the dregs… Continue reading More Adventures in Vinegar

StarChefs ICC 2015

Last week was the StarChefs International Chefs Congress in Brooklyn, NY. This was my 5th year attending, and had a great time as always. Here are a few of my favorite photos from this year’s event. Here’s a look at some of my photos from ICC 2013 & 2014 If you like what you see, please… Continue reading StarChefs ICC 2015

Maple Pecan Croutons

 Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them too, but take a delicious detour instead. One of my cooks was making Maple Pecan Muffins, but overcooked them. They weren’t burnt, but we couldn’t serve them as muffins either. Not wanting to waste all these muffins, we decided that croutons might work. When they… Continue reading Maple Pecan Croutons

Elk Brisket

Just one of the proteins I’m working with right now. Stay tuned for details. If you like what you see, please consider hiring me for an in-home dinner or cooking lesson. I run a personal chef business based out of Frederick, MD. Get more information here. Thank you. Chris Spear

South Carolina: Scott’s BBQ

This past week we took our annual vacation to Charleston, SC. I was hoping to update my site while I was away, but that wasn’t possible. I admit, it was nice to uplug a little. Driving to Charleston, I had one thing on my mind. That we needed to stop at Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway. If you’re expecting… Continue reading South Carolina: Scott’s BBQ

The Bitter Bird- A Rob Roy-ish Cocktail

My favorite cocktails are the ones that are interesting twists on the classics. I’ve been enjoying the bottle of Suze I recently picked up, and wanted to work it into a new cocktail. Suze is a French aperitif with gentian. It is both sweet and bitter. I’ve been on a bit of a scotch kick… Continue reading The Bitter Bird- A Rob Roy-ish Cocktail