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

Dessert – Easy Peasy.

Well, first off this is my first attempt at making a food video, it is thankfully, silent. I was inspired by a story about crepes over at NPR. Crepes are of course notoriously easy, and notoriously a pain in the ass. Sure simple enough in theory, but no thanks I’ll stick to the cheat I […]

Passion Fruit Frozen Custard

I first tasted passion fruit ice cream 3 years ago in Paris and just fell in love with it. A couple months after returning I got a craving for it and decided to track down a recipe, I found just the right one in Ultimate Ice Cream . Really great flavor, consistency, just like the […]

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

As evidenced by yesterday’s fictional post, I’ve got some time on my hands and what better way to spend that extra time than with some of my favorite cookbooks. The recipe I used comes from The Mixer Bible and is one of my favorite breads to make. And if you don’t like onions, there are […]

Lionel’s Imaginary Day…

So my buddy Lionel aka @LyleDAL has been staying on me to keep busy with my recent life changes and not be stuck at home, so each time I have to go into the city for an appointment or interview, I’ve been trying to find ways to keep myself there longer and do something, whether […]

Meatballs for Leigh’s Dad

So, my friend Leigh has a great relationship with her dad, and they have awesome Sunday dinners that Leigh is almost always the one cooking for and she has a challenge, her dad can’t have gluten which rules out anything with wheat flour. Breadcrumbs being an important part of meatballs pretty much rules them out […]

8 Random Things About Me

I’ve been tagged by Merlene to write a post with 8 random things about myself, so here we go. I’ve hung out with Bronski Beat (post Somerville) after a show at a Gay Pride festival. Went to see Berlin with a friend and ended up hanging out with Terri Nunn and with said friend acted […]

Soup’s On…

This morning I was catching up on reading other blogs and came across a recipe for Kale & Roasted Vegetable Soup. I thought it was interesting but have family members who don’t like kale, and it was also a vegan recipe, and I think we all know how I feel about Vegans, (they should be […]

Five years ago today, my heart was broken…

I don’t believe it will ever mend, it hurts as much today as it did then. Five years ago today, Hudson died. Hudson was my best friend, the love of my life and the greatest Basset Hound to ever live, EVER! Please consider making a donation to the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California and […]

Under-The-Weather Day-Dreaming…

So, reports are coming out that this year’s flu vaccine isn’t as effective as it should be, because strains that weren’t expected are popping up and I’m fairly sure that I am on the receiving end of one of those strains; at least I got the shot which should shunt some of the worst effects […]

Food, glorious, delicious, tasty, spicy, FOOD!

I can’t go somewhere and not end up writing about the food, and the trip to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is no exception. I had some really great food on this trip. I didn’t take a lot of pictures of food this time, I know, bad me, bad *spank* but I’ve got some. My favorite place of all […]