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

I’m Calling Fashion Shenanigans!

That’s right, I said Shenanigans!!! This article in the Seattle Pi Finally! Seattle called a ‘fashionable city’ called mt attention to a fraud, the poll by “Bundle”  The most and least fashionable cities in America. In their cities listing they have “New York, NY” aka NYC, but further down in the poll, they break out […]

My Heart Broken Open

Once upon a time a professor declared that I was a “Poetic Genius” …. Shortly after that I stopped writing.  It’s only been recently that I even tried to write poetry again, I’m feeling a bit rusty most certainly, but while my beloved Guru Ma Jaya lay dying of cancer slowly slipping away from this […]

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati – In Memory Of

Ma Fire Puja

I can hear her screaming, shrieking wildly with joy and abundance, it’s the scream she would let out whenever one of her Queens arrived late, trying to slink in unnoticed, and then in her thick Brooklyn accent, she’d flatly state: “You’re late.” Oh those screams and the laughter in howls and huzzahs, a cacophony of […]

Persian Kotlet

Persian Kotlet

Kotlet is a Persian dish made from ground meat, mashed potato, onion, herbs and spices.  It’s damn tasty, and dead easy to make.  If you can make a meatball, you can make this, it’s that easy.  It’s also an easy way to impress your friends with how ‘cultural’ you are. ;^)  Serve with rice and […]

Fashion! Turn to the left, Fashion! Turn to the right, Oooh, fashion!

It’s Fashion Week in NYC and mostly what that means to me is it’s a real pain in the ass to get to my favorite coffee place. This time though there’s something special going on, a tribute to the awesome career of Valentino Garavani. The exhibit called “The Red Thread” is only open for one […]

24:21 of Perfect Techno

I’ve always been a big fan of the British Techno band Sunscreem. From their first single “Love U More” from the album “O3” through numerous remixes, over several albums “Change or Die,” “New Dark Times,” and several compilations “Looking At You – The Club Anthems” “Ten Mile Bank”, “Out of the Woods”, and sporadic singles […]