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

Baked Sundays: Recipe Development Hell

So I made these fabulous gluten-free cheese shortbread crackers to write about today and I've misplaced my notes on the procedure, so I have to go make them again before I can share it.  (Or find my notes).   C   … [Continue reading]

Baked Sundays: Cranberry Sunflower Bread

Cranberry Sunflower Loaf

This is the bread that the kids (and adults) at school love the most. It's dense and moist with a seriously crunchy crust. The recipe makes two family sized loaves of bread. Goes great with a soup or stew, or spread with sunflower butter and jam, or … [Continue reading]

Baked Sundays: Crackers!

Gluten Free Seeded Multigrain Crackers

These are damn tasty crackers! Crunchy, flavorful, healthy and awesome!  I'd been wanting to experiment with crackers for the kids at school, but wanted them to be really healthy, I remembered a recipe we made in culinary school for some "Oatmeal … [Continue reading]

Rethinking Old Ways: Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

For years I've used the "Julia Child Method" for making hard boiled eggs, and while it works most of the time, the times it fails and I end up with those heinous green rings, gritty texture and sulfurous odors, tended to be the times when I was … [Continue reading]

Sunday Breakfast, Mexican Style.

Pork & Egg Tacos

I had an awesome breakfast today! What you're looking at is carne marinated pork sauteed with kale, leek, and mushroom, alongside some scrambled eggs with a bit of Tapatio hotsauce, over La Mexicana soft corn tortillas.  I've been told repeatedly … [Continue reading]