Archive for December, 2010
As usual, King Foodie has yet another surprise up his sleeve. I can’t stress enough what a wild ride it is living with this guy! I never know what I am going to get. This time, Joe has made the decision to end the pursuit of his culinary dreams working at his beloved restaurant. Instead, he will begin studying for the LSAT’s in preparation to attend law school.
Yup, I know a 180 degree shocker! Well, for those of us, such as myself, who know Joe well, this is actually not so far-fetched. Although Joe spent most of his young adult life steering away from academic career choices, favoring more alternative, risky pursuits, he has a “Jedi” mind, was a gifted student, and was raised by a family who valued education and achievement. Actually, a career such as this would have seemed like a likely option years ago, before personal exploration and self-discovery kicked in. Funny, how parts of yourself that have become buried, may be rediscovered due to emotional support, stability, desire to grow, and maturity.
You may wonder, “What about “King Foodie?” If he’s no longer working at a restaurant and he is busy studying to get into law school… is this it? Is this the end of my story?” To answer your question… No. This is just the beginning… [ Read the full article ] »
Here is a question from a reader:
“Happy Chanukah! Thanks for the latkas recipe. My mom used to make them all the time when I was a kid. I’ve never attempted, I did try to make healthy Matzah balls using whole wheat Matzah meal and they tasted like cardboard rocks lol. Any suggestions to soften them up? Hope you are doing well. I always enjoy your cooking tips and seeing your pictures.”
Hey Maddie, good question. I ran it by Chef Joe and he said, “You might want to add chicken fat, or play with the ratio of egg and liquid to Matzah meal.” Don’t worry, I told the Chef, “This girl would not use chicken fat.
I have never made Matzah balls with whole wheat. However, I do have a recipe for Fluffy Matzah balls that you might enjoy. [ Read the full article ] »
“Foodie… Wasn’t our wedding fabulous? Aren’t I the girl of your dreams? Isn’t our Caribbean Cruise honeymoon just days away? I always knew you were “extreme,” but what on earth compels you to do something this stupid in front of your brand, new bride?”
“Joe! Joe! Joe!” the high-schoolers began to chant, “do it, do it, do it!” “Uh… there is no turning back now,” I thought to myself as I disapprovingly watched King Foodie examining the rocky ledge and calculating his jumping point. I knew there was no way in hell the proud Foodie would “walk away” from this challenge and not provide these hecklers with a “show.” [ Read the full article ] »