Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich. On a flight home I was seated next to a gentleman who also was heading to Toronto. We spoke and he just was going to be checking possible locations to set up his food service company for the movie industry. He spoke about his California based company was expanding and he was going to put four of his mobile kitchens to work in Canada. As the conversation grew a position for me to break into motion picture catering was being formed. Months had gone buy and I had forgotten about this gentleman’s proposal when out of the blue he...
Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

I had the privilege to meet herbalist/botanist lecturer Rachel McLeod at her Kiln Farm in Pushlinch County when in my career was just starting to understand the proper use of herbs and spices. I was introduced to Rachel McLeod at her garden and we became good friends. I spend many hours gathering information with hands on instructions on the herbs properties and medicinal purposes. Rachel extensively grew an expansive Victorian Herb Garden that contained a significant amount of native and traditional native herbs and plants. She gave personal guided tours of this large...
Louisiana Jambalaya Creole’

Louisiana Jambalaya Creole’

  LOUISIANA JAMBALAYA CREOLE’   One of my favourite jobs back in the early eighties was chef for a turn of the century musical called One Mo Time. I took on this position because it gave me a chance to work inNew Yorkand it was something I wanted to add to my repertoire. While there I was to be mentored by Chef Paul Prudhome well known for his avant-garde approach to Creole Cuisine and the art of blackened grillingLouisianastyle. The producers of this show wanted to have an authentic Creole style menu that would compliment this dinner theatre musical...
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...
Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid 1 cup sugar 1 cup filtered water … 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. 5 or 6 lemons. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the sugar and cup of water and simmer, stirring till the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the stove and add the cup of lemon juice and stir in. In a glass pitcher add to four cups of ice cold filtered water. Mix well and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour so as to let the flavor’s blend. Before I squeeze the washed off lemons I like to rasp-grate the peel and place it into some water to obtain the extreme lemon...
Cool Drinks for a Hot Day!

Cool Drinks for a Hot Day!

Cool Drinks for a Hot Day! A lot of times I like to have the bartenders that work with me at different functions make me a good nutritional refreshing fruit-drink cocktail, minus the alcohol. I like to keep my self hydrated when working outside and especially like fresh made blender drinks. It adds the good things like fibre, iron and potassium. Here are two of my favourite’s. Adding Vodka or Rum make a nice summer cocktail to just sit back with and enjoy the hot summer by the pool or down at the beach. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca 1 (approx. 4 lb.) cantaloupe,...