Who would’ve thought that a guidebook created by a tire company in the 1900’s would be the holy grail for a chef and their restaurant? Director Rasmus Dineson delves into the power and influence of the world’s most revered restaurants rating guide by traveling from New York to Copenhagen to Tokyo and more. In Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, 15 chefs including Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, Rene Redzepi of Noma, and Yoshimi Tanigawa of Kichisen explain their relationship to the star system and the sacrifices they’ve made to earn their stars.
Barbecue should be considered a universal language throughout different cultures. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re cooking in the same style, or even the same animal, but the concept has been laid out universally as a way to mingle with friends, family and tradition. Most American’s immediately think Texas when they hear the word “barbecue.” However, what comes to a Syrians mind when they hear the same word and act on the concept? A new Netflix documentary “Barbecue” has you covered.
A film told in 13 languages, from Texas to the Syrian border, from ‘Shisanyama’ to ‘Lechon’, Barbecue is a film about the simple truths in life that bring people together, and how barbecue is a path to salvation. The latest Netflix food documentary made it’s premier at South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX at the beginning of the year, but has now found a way into the Netflix family of documentaries. I can say from experience that’s it’s a huge eye-opener for anyone who likes to stay within the confines of their little bubble. Get out there and eat some damn good barbecue; no matter where or who you’re eating it with!
Initial release: 3/10/2017
Director: Matthew Salleh
If Pirus and Crips all got along they’d probably cook some…..bomb-ass food!
By now you’re most likely familiar with Trap Kitchen Los Angeles, if not go ahead and push yourself out of under that rock now. Roberto Smith and Malachi Jenkins, former Blood and Crip respectively, came together a few years back to start cooking up some of the finest soul food to come out of Los Angeles County – South Central LA to be exact. Their underground culinary experience is taking place under one roof, serving up one very special dish a day, while Instagram acts as their delivery/pick-up service becoming one of their major keys to success. They’ve served the likes of several celebrities such as Tyrese Gibson, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, The Game and more, but they’re most proud of serving their community by giving them a chance to taste delicious food at a very decent price.
Recipe videos are all of the rage these days, especially the quick recipe videos you see all over your Facebook feed (we’re looking at you Tasty). This is because most of our #firstworldproblems lie in being too lazy to cook a decent meal once we dip from the 9 to 5 grind. David Ma is doing things a bit different. Actually a lot different! We came across this genius of a recipe video maker while visiting one of our favorite blogs (shout out to MUNCHIES). Mr. Ma has two very interesting talents in food stylist and filmmaker, so he’s combined both of them to deliver a unique video series properly titled Food Films. His inspiration for these recipe films are drawn from the likes of famous movie directors, most of whom can’t go unrecognized such as Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay to name a few. Check out a couple of the videos below and visit his YouTube channel for more great movie director recipe videos.
Chefs everywhere are starting to realize that growing your own produce isn’t all that bad. However, when it comes to growing your own herbs in an urban dwelling, it could become quite the hassle to figure out where exactly you’re going to plant these fresh seeded herbs. Futurefarms Spacepot is on a mission to make this issue go away by making hydroponics more accessible to everyone by applying the methods of simple and fun for the not-so-natural botanist. In five weeks (maybe less) you can have your own fresh herbs grown and ready to utilize in your most epic dishes, while also bragging to your family and friends that you grew those herbs right there *points to Spacepot*. It’s literally the set-it and forget it method that all home cooks have learned to love thanks to that famous TV infomercial. Get’s you every time huh?
Don’t get caught being Punk in Drublic, or is it drunk in public? Either way, Stone Brewing and NOFX are teaming up to make this thing happen (beer and hopefully not the drunk in public part). With NOFX going on their much anticipated Punk in Drublic fest it was only fitting to let the ultimate purveyors of craft beer actually brew the beer for you. Their collaboration hoppy lager has gone viral with punk rock beer enthusiasts demanding this craft beer hit their local liquor store shelves. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be the case, but thanks to CraftShack a digital shelf (the internet) will have this beer available for online orders and shipping across the country. Pre-order the beer on it’s own, or purchase a special VIP package that includes a festival ticket, exclusive meet-and-greet and a six-pack of Punk in Drublic. Sounds like a party to us. Hopefully we get our hands on some of this and come back to this post to tell you how damn good it tastes.
Eating well usually tends to be exactly what American’s are good at. Rapper, chef and television host Action Bronson shows us just how accurate that is with his new book F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well. The host of the popular VICELAND TV show, F*ck, That’s Delicious, has packed a book full of exactly what he strives for, deliciousness! You’ll be able to delve into the mind of Action Bronson with 40+ recipes inspired by his childhood, family, music tours, and travels throughout the world. For those of you that know who he is, you know his love for weed is like no other, so we’ll also get an insight into the world of cooking with cannabis. From the simplistic styles of bagels with cheese to the world’s most coveted five-star meals, Mr. Bronson will have you covered (in drool).
Action Bronson cookbook – F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well is set to drop on September 12, 2017.
“You Know Nothing John Dough” is the name and who better to open it than the real-life Hot Pie – actor Ben Hawkey from the HBO hit series (and our favorite show on television) Game of Thrones. Hot Pie recently made a rare appearance in the latest episode of GoT doing what he does best, giving Arya Stark the scoop on what’s happening in and around Westeros, while also feeding her (of course).
Now, Hot Pie is feeding Londoners with his new London-based bakery that operates via delivery service Deliveroo. He’s serving up his famous Direwolf loaves which can be ordered for a mere $1.30 each and delivered straight to your door. According to Deliveroo the loaves are made from whole wheat cornbread with orange zest and, per Deliveroo’s instructions, are best served slightly warm with soft butter.
Hawkey insists, “People are always asking me for the secret of my recipe.I can’t share that, but Deliveroo customers will have the chance to try them themselves. You don’t even need to take a dangerous walk down the King’s Road to visit, it comes to you.” Now is your chance London, don’t miss out!
Keep doing your thing Hot Pie, and please try your hardest to stay alive in that harsh, harsh world known as the Seven Kingdoms.
Pop-up dinners have become a unique alternative for chefs to showcase their dishes in a more intimate setting – they’ve literally been popping up all over the place! PlaceSetting, however, is out to explore a new type of supper club with a very unique twist.
Courtney Nichols of Disco Dining Club and Chef Gabriel Cappelli (formerly of The Edmon, Saint Martha, & The Dressing Room) are taking an already unique concept and elevated it by holding each event at a private residence in Los Angeles, but here comes the twist. The menu, cocktails and performances will all be inspired by the era and history of said residence. These residences aren’t just your average track home either, with their next pop-up dinner location taking place at a Westdale 1947 mid-century modern located in West LA. This 8-course dinner will be prepared and cooked utilizing appliances that the home provides such as the Crock-Pot you’ll see below in the photos.
We keep our celebration of America going with the release of our Chef Life America Patch. Needless to say, we love our country even if we don't agree with the leader of the free world at the moment. We won't get to that on here, though. All you need to know is that we stepped up our patch game while also repping our home country. We are super stoked about this, so you should be too and since it has a plastic backing we recommend slapping this on your chef coat, chef hat or chef whatever. Don't miss out on a slew of accessories coming your way pretty soon, so stay tuned!
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