Community forms for a lot of different reasons. But the glue that often holds a community together is the food people share. Everyone in your church may like speaking in tongues or singing Gregorian chants together, but if there is no potluck in your church calendar, people are gonna leave. And you may love your mother, but if she can’t cook, people ain’t coming home for Thanksgiving.
My food “recipes” (if you can even call some of them that) are straight, simple, and to the point. Few of my recipes call for a crazy list of ingredients. When it comes to making great tasting food, a short list of fresh ingredients and a commitment to mastering basic techniques is the key to making food that everyone will enjoy. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as me and my friends and family have over the years.
I am a big fan of grilling, smoking, and using my cast iron skillet as much as possible. Most of my recipes center around making things of that nature. I like a lot of things southern, and I like a lot of things fried. But I’m also a big fan of Italian and Mexican dishes. So be on the lookout for recipes centered around these culinary themes.
Some of my food heroes, after my mom, include Gordon Ramsey, Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, Ree Drummond, and “Meathead” Goldwyn. I draw a ton of inspiration from all these great cooks.