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

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 www.dictionary.com) 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 […]

Happy New Year!

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Playing With Web Things

Yes, I know, I’ve been failing to write, it happens.  Right now my time is consumed with finding work, and working on recipes which won’t get posted here, but will be used in my business plan.  That’s right, business plan!  I’ve had an idea for a food business and am scrawling down thoughts, plans, target […]

I got some mail today…

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Bleargh…

So much going on, no time to write. Seems to be the way life has become. There’s also this little side-project to get me to move to Squarespace, which has me not wanting to play in WordPress. So what’s going on? I finished culinary school. I’m moving from NYC to Berkeley, CA I’m starting an […]

Braised Short Rib Tomato Sauce With Homemade Pasta

This took 3 evenings to make. 1 to braise the ribs, 1 to make the sauce and 1 to make the pasta and put it all together. The short ribs were first seared, then braised in mirepoix, wine, stock, salt, and pepper for three hours. The liquid was saved (fat removed), and the ribs were […]

Mark Zuckerberg is NOT a douche bag…

He’s a cunt. Zuckerberg Speaks! New Privacy Settings Coming to Facebook (But no Rollbacks) Tweet