Archive for October, 2008

Jamies Olivers Fowl Dinners

October 29, 2008 on 8:36 pm | In Uncategorized | 4 Comments

What can I say but Jamie has got a set of brass ones for doing this, and I think its great more power to him for sticking it to the big food companies who want to treat animals like shit. Battery chickens what a fucked up process, what ever happened to coq a vin, now we know you cant get roosters cause they kill them at birth because they don’t produce eggs. I know this is a bit old but I am proud to show this and stand by Jamie and his efforts. Please take the time to watch theses videos there are graphic but very educational. Not only does Jamie slaughter chickens in front of the dinners he shows them the horrors of factory farmed chicken and eggs. Dont be offended remember this was a show on the BBC all over the UK.

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Some well deserved Thank Yous!!!

October 28, 2008 on 11:26 pm | In Blog | 3 Comments

Well Its all over, you know the results. I want to thank a few folks who have made this return to kitchen stadium possible:

My incredible wife Tatiana Graf “I Love You” who has put up with the stress of it all, as well as years of me working long hours.

My business partner Mark Pastore who gave me the chance that no one else would, and the ability to do what I believe is right.

To my best friends Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Levia I wouldn’t have done it without you guys you always make it so much fun no matter how hard it is. I love you guys Thanks again!!

The entire staff at Incanto and Boccalone you keep the dream moving everyday.

The staff at food network, Bruce, David, Jill thanks for making us fell at home on a stressful day.

Triage thanks for making guts look so good on TV Eytan, Steve, John, Mary

Michael Symon, Powder and Sawyer thanks it was great fun and a hell of a battle.

YES! On Prop 2

October 27, 2008 on 12:26 pm | In Events, Videos | 7 Comments

Everyone is waiting for November 4th to cast there vote for change. Here is a proposition that is not to be missed. I speak out regularly on the horrors of factory farming well here is the ability for you as a consumer to help make a change. Please take a look at there website :

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At the table with… Canada

October 22, 2008 on 9:58 pm | In Events, Press | 1 Comment

At the table with

For all of my Canadian Readers or anyone with dish you can check out my “At the table with”, I was blown away when they asked me to be a part of this. The caliber of the chefs they have worked with is amazing and I am honored to be among them. The Canadian food network team”Anthony and christoph” spent 8 days with me in SF and NYC filming and interviewing friends, colleagues, and family members. This is basically my life condensed into a 1/2 hour. They collected all my photos from my childhood until present I cant wait to see how this show turns out. I haven’t even seen it and its my life. Check your local listing and watch please let me know what you think.

Amuse Cochon

October 21, 2008 on 8:54 pm | In Events | No Comments

This event is going to be great! I hope to see you there.

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WHAT: A group of top Bay Area chefs will each prepare a heritage breed hog from head to toe for this competition. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on creativity, classic preparation and overall best flavor. The winner will be crowned the “Prince of Pork”. In addition, five selected family-owned winemakers will showcase their wines.

WHO: A Taste Network Event featuring:
Chris Cosentino, Incanto Watch on Iron Chef this Sunday the 26th!
Allan Benton, Benton Smoky Mountain Country Hams
Peter Pahk, Silverado Resort
Taylor Boetticher, Fatted Calf Charcuterie
Ryan Farr, Orson
Wineries: Palmaz Vineyards, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyard, Hill Family Estate, Saddleback Cellars, and Thomas Michael Cellars.

Chef Rob Lam of Butterfly SF
Chef Jesse Wall of Bounty Hunter Provisions
Jan Krupp of Krupp Brothers Estate | Veraison | Black Bart
Dave Mclean of Magnolia Brew Pub
Kylan Hoover “Entre-pig-nuer” Red Mountain Farms
Tim Borman City of Napa Fire Chief
Todd Anderson of Conn Valley Vineyards
Bob Hurley of Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar
Jill Techel City of Napa Mayor
Lynn Giacomini Stray of Point Reyes “Original Blue”
Tom Stafford of Black River Caviar
Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market
Sheamus Feeley of Rutherford Grill
Nick Heinrich of Triple S Ranch, Calistoga
Pam Simpson of Chase Family Cellars
Jan Newberry of San Francisco Magazine
Dick Steltzner of Steltzner Vineyards
Scott Bog of Hudsun Ranch

Outside Magazine Video

October 21, 2008 on 4:34 pm | In Videos | 2 Comments

In the November issue of Outside magazine there is a story based on nutrition and recovery for athletes. I was asked to give a few recipes and there is a video to boot. Take a look its a solid recipe for Cornish Game hen Fra diavolo with dandelion greens and fennel super simple and nutritional.

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Iron Chef America Again!!

October 19, 2008 on 4:12 pm | In Events, Press | 4 Comments

Iron Chef America Again

I am sure you all remember the first battle againsts Mario Batali.

Yes the rumor is true I am going back for another shot, as seen here in the ABC News video “Iron Chef Secrets Revealed”. I am honored to have been asked back to stadium kitchen. This is what you all wanted; the battle between me and my friend, Iron Chef Michael Symon. This coming Sunday October 26th tune in to Food Network and watch. Look for your local listings.

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