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

I should be reading a recipe right now… (Locavore part 2)

Instead I’m searching for better quality, lower-priced olive oil. It turns out that the stuff the school uses is local, but not organic. I can get organic from Spain, via Amazon for a significant savings, a bit over 5 cents an ounce less, I did the math based on a ‘bottle a week habit’ and […]

Out of the comfort zone, into the new…

Although I’ve spent the better part of the last 10 days at the school shadowing the current chef and planned the menu for last week it hasn’t all been me, I’ve had help from the departing chef.  Her last day is Monday, which is traditionally Persian cuisine at the school but as it’s her last […]

Thoughts about food and Locavorism…

LOCAVORISM – Main Entry: locavore Part of Speech:   n Definition:   a person who attempt to eat only foods grown locally Example:   Locavores grow their own food or buy foodstuffs grown within their region. Etymology:   2006 Usage:   cooking (Definition from This post started with the intention of being a comment on my friend Jonas’ blog, […]

So, about that job…

I got it! Starting February first, I am the new Chef at Golestan Kids. From their ‘about’ page: “We know that our children are our future, and as such we must help them become well-informed, compassionate, and multilingual citizens with integrity and a firm cultural foundation. Education, be it linguistic, intellectual, or cultural, is a […]

The Practical Interview…

So, I’ve been interviewing for jobs, there’s one in particular that’s progressed nicely.  It’s a part-time Chef’s position for a small private Persian language school.  My first interview with them lasted for two hours and it included  talking about food, education, art, music, culture, language, a tour of the school and the garden that would […]

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