Dice Like a Pro Want to impress your friends? Master these four knife skills. All you need are some vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, whatever), a cutting board and a super-sharp, badass knife. In this video, I show you how to cut perfect batons, matchsticks, 1/2” dice and micro dice (or brunoise, if you want to be… Read More →
#TBT From the video vault, this is on one of my first demo reels when most of my on-camera experiences were my appearances on a local news station. We did a quick live product mention for a large appliance store. While Tim Sherno read the copy, I portrayed the lovely Mrs. Cleaver. It truly was… Read More →
Ten Years of Great Burgers Big respect and huge congrats to Shake Shack for a decade of serving up fantastic food. I had a blast serving my AZ Cabrito Butter Burger to all of the wonderful folks in Madison Square Park. The celebration went all week with burgers from Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Daniel Humm,… Read More →
What’s in the Box? Be ready for what might be the coolest box of the day yet.
What’s in the Box? Large box, lots of packing peanuts. What’s inside? SPOILER ALERT Find out more about the James Beard Foundation.
A Video From the Union of Concerned Scientists We’ve all heard an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but what if an extra apple could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year? Scientific research shows that if Americans ate just one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, we… Read More →
What’s in the Box? Today, the whole Food Works crew is here to help me find out what’s in the box. SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Famous Dave’s, Uncle Andy’s Jerky, and Korean Summer Sauce.
Rock Your Taco At the 2014 Austin Food & Wine Festival, I was lucky enough to judge Rock Your Taco along with my friends Graham Elliot, Christina Grdovic and Britt Daniel of Spoon. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at just some of the amazing tacos made that night. There wasn’t a dud in the house.
What’s in the Box? Find out what’s in the box (and my beauty secret). SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Kiehl’s.
What’s in the Box? There is something incredible inside of this box of the day. Find out what it is. SPOILER ALERT Find out more about Hampton Creek Foods.
And the winners are… Hosted by yours truly and an expert panel of 40 in-the-know culinary experts, the 2014 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the food biz, from terrific tastemakers to top food destinations. It’s been exciting to ignite a passionate food debate and encourage people to support their favorite restaurants, media, and chefs… Read More →
#TBT Here’s another gem from the archives. It’s a pilot I shot in 2001 for a show called Now You’re Cooking. It was a food-centric show for a home shopping channel. The setup is late-night talk show themed complete with a band, monologue and a man-on-the-street segment. After seeing this after all these years, I still don’t understand why… Read More →
Three For One Three boxes arrived at Food Works HQ. What’s inside? SPOILER ALERT Find out more about iGourmet.com and the Motrr Galileo.
#TBT Amazing…this was a show that I was working on with my pals Drew & Barbara, the production team at Twin Cities Public Television, and my friends at Cooks of Crocus Hill here in the Twin Cities. This is from 16 years ago. Another sizzle reel from the basement. What a mess I was on-camera,… Read More →
QT with The Queen Last week I taped the The Queen Latifah Show and got to spend some QT with The Queen herself. She’s a serious food freak, a like-minded cultural progressive and she allowed me the opportunity on camera to share some thoughts about why I do what I do…an opportunity that most talk shows don’t afford me. Most are more concerned with something a little more grabby, attention getting, and food… Read More →
#TBT Over a decade ago I took almost every opportunity I could get to be on camera. In the end I gained a lot of experience and learned from a lot of mistakes. Some of the projects I worked on were real Ishtars. Here is an example. Enjoy this sizzle reel I shot for a country music video… Read More →
We Got Another One! What’s inside this package that arrived at Food Works HQ this morning? SPOILER ALERT: Check out WholeMe.com to get your hands on some of these bars.
Box in a Box What’s more exciting than getting a styrofoam box in the mail? What could it be? SPOILER ALERT: Thanks to my friends at Polashek’s Locker Service for the treats!
A Book? A Sandwich? What is in this box?! SPOILER ALERT: Check out more from Quarterly.
#TBT When I decided I wanted to do television some of my first appearances were on local news shows as a food expert. Here is one of those appearances from 1997 where I demonstrated how to make a lamb and raita dish on Everyday Living, a Twin Cities-based morning show. You might recognize the host… Read More →
It’s Back! I can’t even believe we’re in the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America (set your DVRs for Monday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) In this new season, we’re getting back to our international roots, with episodes in Vancouver, Lima and Cartagena, Colombia. Yes, remember how America is two FULL continents?! I’ll also be trying domestic… Read More →
Or What’s In This Box?! Today’s Box of the Day is a two-for-one. Let’s see what’s inside! Look here for more information on Salt & Straw.
Mystery Box A giant insulated box was dropped off at the Food Works office this morning. What’s inside? Thanks, Verlasso!
#TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday video comes from the year 1993. I was in Sarasota, Fla., for the annual Stone Crab Festival at The Colony Resort. At the closing party, a few of the chefs and I sang an awful version of “Soul Man,” the Sam & Dave classic, And, yes, that is hair on… Read More →
Burgers & Beaches Here’s a video recap of my weekend at SOBEWFF 2014. From judging Burger Bash on Friday night to hosting the Best of the Munchies even on Sunday, I had a blast. I’m already looking forward to next year’s festival. More from SOBE: 16 Things We Learned at SOBEWFF Go Fork Yourself: BONUS!… Read More →
#TBT I recently cleaned out my basement and stumbled upon boxes filled with literally hundreds of VHS tapes. These are just too good not to share, so this is the first in a weekly series of Throwback Thursday videos. This clip comes from a video I made all the way back in 2001 called “Simply… Read More →
My Next Quarterly Box Ships Soon! Food is a lens through which I view the world. I like to think you can see the story of a people and their culture if you peek into the right bowl of soup. Some people think I am obsessed with food. Not so. I am obsessive about… Read More →
The New Food & Wine Food & Wine magazine has tapped six Chefs-in-Residence to consult on monthly features, recipes and travel tips. I am honored to join world-class chefs Grant Achatz, Hugh Acheson, Mario Batali, David Chang and Eric Ripert as a recipe developer and travel guru in this exciting new partnership. More info at foodandwine.com:… Read More →
Counterpoint Back in November I wrote a blog post about why I am over Sriracha. In summary, I just think there are better hot sauces out there. Plenty of great ones pack more punch and flavor. After the blog came out, I received a ton of feedback. Some of you agreed. Some of you really… Read More →
One Good Dish New York Times columnist and author of A Platter of Figs and Heart of the Artichoke, David Tanis sits down to talk with us about his latest cookbook, working for Alice Waters and encouraging cooks to get back in the kitchen. The recently released One Good Dish is a compilation of simple,… Read More →