Chicago Mac and Cheeze Takedown

Heather Hughes and I are competing in the Chicago Mac and Cheeze Takedown at Lincoln Hall on Sunday, November 23 from 2–4pm. For $20 the event features “All you can eat Mac and Cheezez by Chicago’s best home cooks!!!!” Our entry is Serrano Pepper Mac and Cheese. Come try some and warm up on aContinue reading “Chicago Mac and Cheeze Takedown”

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Questionable Taste Wins Best Ensemble Performance

On September 21, Underneath Cincinnati held their 2011 Best of Cincinnati screening at the Kenwood Theatre and awarded Questionable Taste for “Best Ensemble Performance”. Questionable Taste takes a closer look at two nutritional entrepreneurs and their unusual approach to solving world hunger. Can the limb you eat be a tasty treat? The 5-minute short wasContinue reading “Questionable Taste Wins Best Ensemble Performance”

Chicago Bacon Takedown

Last weekend I competed in the Chicago Bacon Takedown at Lincoln Hall with my Green Chalkboard co-conspirator, Mandy. We won the Judges’ Choice 2nd Place award for our Bacon Caramel “Apples”! Our prizes were a 10″ Anolon Chef Clad skillet, a Microplane ribbon grater and a Wüsthof paring knife. Plus, we have lots of leftoverContinue reading “Chicago Bacon Takedown”

The Green Chalkboard

I’m contributing to a new food-focused blog. Mandy and I are sharing tales of culinary adventure, trials and tribulations in the kitchen. So far we’ve blogged about making homemade Orecchiette, Broccoli Rabe & Sausage (to go with the orechiette), Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, the joys of owning a cast iron skillet & bacon. Check it out:Continue reading “The Green Chalkboard”