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

Misadventures in gluten-free baking

Raw, like you like it!

No, I am not going “Gluten-Free” or “GF” it ain’t happening. But I have friends with gluten issues from confirmed celiac, to people who just feeling better without gluten, so I’ve decided to see what’s involved in faking gluten.  So far what’s involved is a lot of money!  Baking gluten-free is fucking pricey. Ingredients from […]

Murder on a Sunday Afternoon

My hands are Murder Red. The results will be eaten. Salad of roasted beets, lemon zest, parsley oil, & crumbled chevre, currently being made. Tweet

Pistachio & Chorizo Cake

Recently David Lebovitz posted a version of this recipe that he adapted from Chocolate & Zucchini. I have to say this is an excellent savory snack cake, perfect for afternoon nibbles, cocktail parties and picnics. I made it for a day with the family and put it out with cheeses and meats for everyone to […]

Hearty, Healthy, Wholesome, Whole Wheat 3 ways

I recently acquired a copy of The Breads of France which I’d long ago added to my wishlist, but never received. Cut forward a few years I’ve completely forgotten about this book and one day my coworker Mimi brings in some books that she was getting rid of and this was one of them, it […]