Gunshow

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Gunshow

I have a good friend from college. Among the many things we have in common, I'd say our love for good food is near the top of the list. Every so often we will pick a different restaurant around Atlanta to go to. We'll sit down, catch up on life and partake in some delicious morsels. Our latest adventure was at a restaurant called Gunshow. Gunshow is run by Kevin Gillespie, M. Blake Morley, Andreas Muller, Joseph Ward. I know what you're asking and the answer is yes, that is the Kevin Gillespie from Top Chef Season 6. 

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Be Bold Poster

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Be Bold Poster

There is certainly a lot of noise in the world. There are a lot of people vying for attention and recognition for anything. To stand out from the rest, one must "BE BOLD" and courageous amidst the clutter and craziness of the surrounding world.  

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John Steinbeck Poster

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John Steinbeck Poster

East of Eden by John Steinbeck is one of my favorite books. It's an American classic with fantastic imagery and wonderful detail. There are so many profound and thought provoking excerpts from this book, but this sentence intrigued me. "All great and precious things are lonely."

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Hate Poster

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Hate Poster

Hate is a very subjective emotion. Typically when one hears the word "hate", they think of the truly terrible things that they have encountered, things that they hate. However, depending on what you hate, it could be wonderful. If you hate the evil things in the world, then perhaps that is a beautiful hate. Perhaps there is an uncanny beauty, a mysterious spark, a wondrous unknown in hate. It was this idea that I chose to translate in this poster.

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Porcini Rubbed Top Sirloin with Butter Confit Potatoes

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Porcini Rubbed Top Sirloin with Butter Confit Potatoes

After a long day at work sometimes I can't bring myself to cook when I know I should. I have to summon up the energy to go shopping and make a meal. The farmer's market takes at least a half hour to get to so I went to the grocery store instead. I walked around the grocery store searching for a burst of culinary inspiration. I couldn't summon a dish or even part of a dish from my mind so I fell back on to a classic combination, meat and potatoes. I grabbed a bag of yukon gold potatoes. They are my favorite potato to make mashed potatoes with. I strolled by the meat section and grabbed some top sirloin. 

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Butternut Squash & Bacon Ravioli

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Butternut Squash & Bacon Ravioli

After you spent all that time and effort making pasta dough by hand (or buying pre made sheets) you have the fun of deciding what type of pasta you want to make. You can make  fettuccine, linguine, pappardelle and more. I decided to make ravioli! The best part of making ravioli is that you can fill it with almost anything you imagine. 

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Thomas Keller's 7-Yolk Pasta Dough

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Thomas Keller's 7-Yolk Pasta Dough

Making pasta dough from scratch sounds daunting. In reality it is quite simple, it just takes time. In addition to the delicious flavor of handmade pasta you will be able to humbly brag to your guests or friends that the pasta they are eating came from no box, but was made by theirs truly.

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Sautéed Kale

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Sautéed Kale

I have to admit that I love to cook fancy dishes, but sometimes I don't have the time or energy to cook several components for one dish. More often than not, my hunger dictates how long I'm in the kitchen. I'll usually grab whatever is in the fridge, cook it with base of onion and garlic and call it a day. I decided to slow down, write up one of these quick recipes and share it with you.

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Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout over Carrot Purée and Apples

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Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout over Carrot Purée and Apples

There are times when you may have an idea for a great dish that will be very tasty. You pack up your expectations and go to the market only to find the ingredients you want are not in season or not available. This is what happened to me this weekend. I went looking for corn and halibut, but I ended up leaving with carrot and rainbow trout. Carrot and rainbow trout are great ingredients, but when you have your mind set on a dish it can be a challenge to create an entirely new dish.

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