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

This cake brought to you by my Google Reader friends & Joy The Baker

So, earlier in the week I saw these posts in my google reader. Of course, I had to give it a try.  If for no other reason than to gross out Steve & Leigh. I’m not going to post photos of the baking process, the ‘wet’ ingredients look kinda nasty when you’re putting this together. […]

I’m going to culinary school

No, really, it’s happening.  After wanting this for so long, and been working at trying to make it happen,  I’m still having trouble wrapping my brain around this.  I keep feeling like some shoe is going to drop, some landmine go off, get hit by a bus, train or insane bicycle messenger, (that last one […]

What were they thinking?

Look, I’m no fashion icon, maven, clotheshorse (or clotheswhore) but I try to make sure I look decent when I leave the house, and it just boggles my brain when people leave their homes looking like well, this. Now, we’re not even going to talk about the tackiness of the bra strap showing like that, […]

Buttermilk Cake

I came across this recipe for Raspberry Buttermilk Cake in Gourmet Magazine, and not having any 9″ round pans I decided to see if I could use another pan and get good results, so off to the Google I went, where I found the ever helpful Old Farmer’s Almanac and their handy Pan Sizes and […]

Chinese Food…

Some things I saw out and about. Asshole Sauce?  Eww. Speaking of Ewwww A five gallon bucket of Duck Sauce? *shudder*  I could read the ingredients from where I sat, it’s loaded with HFCS. Tweet

I’ll Celebrate The Fourth of July When…

The Freedom to Marry is guaranteed for all. Photo taken May 26th, Union Square, New York City during the Prop 8 “Day of Decision” march & rally. Tweet