Snack time

Home made patties and Guiness.

Home made Beef patties and Stout! My heritage,, JAMAICA!

CULINARIA The Caribbean

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CULINARIA has been my favorite go to cook book for years. It’s so much more than a cookbook, more like an encyclopedia to the worlds culinary landscape. Everything from alcohol to deserts are covered regionally in each book be it France or Russia. I own many and The Caribbean is the latest to add to […]

Friends cooking for Chef!

BBQ Shrimp

On a recent trip to New Orleans Oksana and I were blessed to be served THE most delicious shrimp I’ve ever had in my life! Friends Gino and Dawn Kalkanoglu took us to a local outdoor seafood market and purchased 4lbs of awesome 13/15 [#indicates the amount per lb]shrimp (probably a hours out of the […]

Riesling poached scallop over Parsnip puree and puff pastry with blueberry compote.

Scallop desert

Roasted GA Peach with pine nut brittle @ SSC.

rst Peach SSC

Cook Books.

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Menu Design This is an old book my mom and I found at Accapella Books in Atlanta. Basically a visual display of old menus from restaurants to airliners. Great coffee table book. Good luck finding it though.

Cook Books!

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Wagamama Cookbook Wagamama is a very cool and smart restaurant that was ahead of its time in 1999 when I visited it, I can only imagine where they are today. If you ever have the opportunity to dine there, do so! This cookbook touches on a few of their great Asian tastes with recipes easy […]

Flavor Excursions #17 Seafood; Unusual suspects

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Amuse Bouche Smoked Moon Fish Brussel Sprout with pork belly and tomato water Course 1 Crab and Duck crab gumbo with sticky rice and roasted duck Course 2 Tuna and Chicken fried chicken marinated tuna with mung bean kimchi Course 3 Seafood Sausage and Chorizo seafood sausage and chorizo relish with white bean puree and […]

Hope Lodge

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So recently I had a great opportunity to help volunteer at the Hope Lodge. The Winn Dixe Hope Lodge is a facility designed to make patients being treated for cancer at Emory Hospital feel more comfortable and home like. This is truly a peaceful environment out doing some fine hotels I’ve visited. This was a […]

A few of my favorites.

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A few of my favorite whiskeys from Japan to Kentucky, featured at our ‘Steak and Whiskey night’.