Boerewors w/ Chakalaka!

The first time I had Boerewors was actually in Johannesburg. I was there in 2009 with a band I managed at the time and we were getting ready to kick off small 2 week tour all over South Africa!  [...]

Sicilian Sausage Recipes!

Have you ever tried our Sicilian Sausage? This is a recipe we created based of several authentic family recipes for a standard sort of Sicilian sausage.  If you like charcuterie, you may have had [...]

Basic Pesto Recipe

Need a great pesto recipe, try this 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (about 2 ounces) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup pine nuts [...]

Charcuterie For Dummies

The last part of 2019 and all of January were a mad dash to finish writing my third “For Dummies” book for Wiley Publishing. This book was a lot of fun to write and quite frankly it [...]

Organic vs. Local

Organic vs. Local Perhaps no language is emptier than the words we use to label our food. I don’t mean delicious, salty or a little bit overcooked. I’m talking about buzzwords like all-natural, [...]

Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rosé

I really need to write about a wine that is not sparkling but lets face it, I am on a sparkling kick and I have been for MONTHS I tell you. MONTHS!  I was at a sweet french wine tasting not too [...]

Wisconsin Bratwurst Time!

I love a good bratwurst anytime of the year. My love for brats actually started early on when my folks would bring home Johnsonville brats from the store. I always used to think they were really [...]

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