Monday, September 10, 2012

Japanese Farm Food

I just got an email from TastingTable and it talked about this amazing cookbook, Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Hachisu Singleton I just ordered it off of Amazon much cheaper than the site they list, it looks amazing!  Please check it out.   When I was in Japan last month I lived in a 100 year old Japanese farm house.  It and the food were absolutely to die for, my host family was amazing, I miss the food and the people, I REALLY REALLY hope to live there some day!  You can find my photos of Japan on Flickr as well as my facebook page.  LIVE, Love and eat!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Miho and more!

So on July 1st I had the pleasure of going to Miho gastrotrucks's 2nd anniversary party! OMG the kimchee hot dogs were so amazing!  It was down in San Diego at a quaint park I had never been to.  It had a great view of downtown.  Juan and Kevin really do a  great job!  Someone was generous enough to donate beer for the event.  We met some great folks in line for food, one couple is moving to Long Beach in a month or two so we told them about my chef's truck, @FHCFoodTruck on Twitter, Firehouse Chefs Truck, and the other amazing trucks in LA such as Nom Nom and Grill em all!

On July 4 we had the pleasure of going to a friends house, not only for a 4th of July party, but also for the LA Kings (@LAKings on Twitter) Stanley Cup win party, the food was amazing, the host made burgers with beef and bison and they were to die for!  The other guests brought side dishes that were totally yummy too and went with the burgers perfectly.  We also of COURSE drank high end tequila out of two Stanley Cups!  LOL!

July 8 we had the most amazing opportunity.  Our friends invited us to their annual luau at their home in Vista!  I have been to Hawaii many times in my life including to get married in 2003 and have never eaten at a luau, its always on my list but it doesn't ever seem to happen!  Maybe its a good thing because I was not a foodie then like I am now!  They had a whole pig, a whole salmon, and lamb shanks in the ground over night OMG, was it amazing.  And to top it off everyone brought a side dish that was Hawaiian or luau related, so good!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crazy last 5 days ever but awesome for food!  Worked for the second time for a great catering co here in SD, Authentic Flavors Catering/St Tropez on Thurs night for Comic Con for the Haven Fanfest part at the Side Bar in Downtown SD, so crazy fun!  The food we prepped and served was absolutely amazing!  Portabello mushroom sliders with truffle butter!  YUM!  Homemade cream puffs and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert, the LA crowd loved it!  Worked out of Ciro's pizza 's kitchen, insane!  Loved it!  Fri night went to the TGIF jazz Concert in the Park in Carlsbad, pretty mellow night, I was still burned out from Thur night.  Saturday headed to my Rotary's demotion dinner which was catered by Brett's BBQ in Encinitas.  By the time I got to the party Bruce was already there setting up, he rocks, if you have never tried Brett's you have to!  Sunday we went to a party at Seagrove Park in Del Mar, it was catered by a private caterer, her food was amazing!  BBQ, tri tip, chicken fajitas, and two kinds of sausages with the fixings!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lets Pour

Great wine deals on Sangiovese as well as Maynards 2010 Stronghold Mandala Red wine! Check it out

Lets Pour

Great wine deals on Sangiovese as well as Maynards wine! Check it out