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

Eating Well For One On A Budget

Welcome to a new series here on how to cook for one person on a tight budget.  Over the course of the week I'll be posting what I make with all of this. $9.55 all organic, from the Berkeley Farmer's Market. Top: Bok Choi Blossoms $1.50 (I'd … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Baked Sundays: Buttermilk Lasagna

Buttermilk Lasagna

Oh, hi there! I hope you didn't think that Baked Sundays was all about cakes, cookies and sweet decadence.  It's most certainly also about savory decadence! What you're looking at is a lasagna made with a buttermilk bechamel, layers of baby … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Pics, it happened.

Mendocino Botanical Garden

A few photos from my weekend at Syd & Ken's fabulous Mendocino hideaway.     … [Continue reading]