Playing With My Food ~
A journal about food, thought, travel, and life; by Chef & Raconteur Chaz French.

Going Slow…

Is not the sort of thing I do willingly, unless I’m on vacation.

But now, thanks to an accident while on vacation, I’m being forced to rest, stay off my feet, and go very slowly. I’m able to work, but even that is much slower than usual.

I broke my right 5th metatarsal and it required surgery.

I’m hoping to find the head space to do some writing while I’m recuperating, but not while I’m still needing large amounts of painkillers.

C’est la vie.

A Quieting

Yeah, it's gone quiet. - Happens here and there. Cooking, not writing, but taking notes.  Busy being busy, stay tuned, the search for balance continues.... … [Continue reading]

Baked Sundays: Epic Baking FAIL!

This is an ancient draft post from way back before I started culinary school.  I never got around to finishing it.  Here it is... Every now and then even the most experienced cooks and bakers fail. This was one of those times. "What the … [Continue reading]

Absentia, Memoria, Florida Part Two

I kinda forgot I was supposed to post part two... Absentia, Memoria, Florida Part Two: Memoria/Birthday I'm going to start by saying very few people knew it was my birthday, and I kinda wanted it to stay that way, but word got out.  When you … [Continue reading]

Baked Sundays: Sunflower Butter Cookies With Cranberries


As there are more and more nut allergies (or perceived to be) these days, I decided to play with a classic peanut butter cookie recipe and swap the peanut for sunflower, and then add a little something in the form of ground cranberries.  They add a … [Continue reading]