Star Crab Cakes

Star Crab Cakes

Back in 1984 I was asked by some celebrities that I was cooking for if I ever have eaten at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. My reply was not yet, but after hearing about the chef in charge and his new style fusion food menu I knew it would not be long before I would be there in the flesh.     Stars were noted as being the birthplace of New American Cuisine. The restaurant was an instant sensation and quickly became the top-grossing restaurant for years. Chef Jeremiah Tower and his posse of celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck became the pioneers of California...
Butter Chicken So Good!

Butter Chicken So Good!

  Butter Chicken So Good! This Indian lady Bijul “meaning lightning flash!” I once met while working a catering operation to feed a soccer team was one heck of chef from the Punjab. She came to BC with her sister and soon made a good hire with extensive Indo fare knowledge she once cooked and served up a huge number of meals daily at a large mosque Temple. Her simple approach to simple food was very well prepared and thought out right to the last ingredient. I personally liked the butter chicken she once served our staff and said she was taught by a...
Gypsy Head Cheese. Toba! Ser Głowy! Syr Holovy

Gypsy Head Cheese. Toba! Ser Głowy! Syr ...

Toba! Ser Głowy! Syr Holovy. If your heritage is Romanian, Polish or Ukraine. Head Cheese always gets a bad rap when it comes up in a conversation. The truth is, if properly prepared, is actually very tasty and good for you. I was weaned on the stuff. Grandmother Purcha would have a stock pot on the stove doing a slow simmer filled with parts of the pig, and diced onions cellery and carrots. Cuts from the side ribs, jowls, neck bones and shoulder blades had perfect morsels of meat attached. The bone cartridges added the gelatinous flavours. The pig tail and pork hock meat...
Dad’s Special Relish

Dad’s Special Relish

      There was lots of area wear where the LF&C New Britain arm strong cast iron grinder that was attached to the edge of the kitchen table. My brother and I would supply the endless hand cranking power to grind out the family recipe ingredients until our arms were taut from over use. To make it less of a chore I would pretend it was a machine gun and would make the bang- bang machine gun shooting sounds as I cranked the make believe Gatling gun just like they did in the movies on Daniel Boone. Dad collected several bushel baskets of produce, stacked...
Easy pizza Dough

Easy pizza Dough

      For some reason Pizza night happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is some times not available. Here is an easy pizza pie dough recipe. The best toppings are the ones you like best.             Easy Pizza Dough! You will need: 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 3 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour or whole wheat 1 tbs fresh olive oil 1 tbs sea salt 1 tbs sugar for Chicago style puffy crust Combine the yeast and the warm water in a large bowl. Let stand for 5...
Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman way from scratch. To some these pig tails are a culinary masterpiece and would  Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands Ivan Pavlov from just looking. Others, probably would be hiding their utter disbelieve that some would actually eat one. Hey, I put the sewer in connoisseur and am proud of it. I am thekitchenman.           The question is, could you eat the rear end of a pig? If you answered no! Than I suggest you leave the page now. On the other hand if you answered why...