Chef Brad's Blog
Le Cordon BleuThursday, November 1, 2012, 3:20 am
Yesterday I had the priveledge of cooking and teaching to a group of 60 students at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute in Scottsdale Az. What a wonderful day. I was asked to come and present a lecture on Grains. I had no idea that Le Cordon Bleu has added grains to the curriculum. I was pleasantly surprised at the interest the students had in learning about grains. It was a powerful lesson to me in the importance of education. Education is the key to success. These students are in the exploratory phase of their careers and it is the perfect time to teach them about grains.
You cannot have a discussion on grains without having a discussion on health and nutrition. So I took the time to give them my "colon health 101" lesson. It was a lot of fun.
To end the lecture we prepared a wonderful salad with Farro and Black Quinoa, it was the first for many, and they loved it. It looks like I will be a regular quest every 60 days when the new students come in. What a great day. I love teaching about those "Wonderful Grains".
America's Grain GuySaturday, October 20, 2012, 4:13 am
Hello, I have not blogged for some time. It has been a busy time. I have been really busy working on defining who am I and what are some of my long term goals. After much thought, consultation, work, and guidance I have finely determined where I want to be and who I am. You probably have noticed that our new slogan is "America's Grain Guy". You will see that more and more as we progress on my journey. My blog now will be that journey. I will share what I am doing and the progress I am making in moving forward. From day to day stuff to the big thing I am doing. I will be asking for your input and I will be having contest and lots of other fun things. So join my blog and watch the progress as I become "America's Grain Guy".
Best Burger EverThursday, August 11, 2011, 6:46 pm
Ok, I finally have a moment to share with you the experience at Sammy's Cafe in Provo. I went to lunch on Tuesday with a few of my favorite people, my nephews and Rock Permann. It was amazing. The Red Quinoa Burger is one of the best burgers I have eaten. Tender and juicy. Amazing! Sammy does it again!! If you are in the area Sammy's Cafe is a must place to go to. The food is fresh and wonderful. I love the fries and the whole slice of pie shakes are really great. I must warn you, it is a dive. But that is what makes it so charming. The building looks like it might actually fall down at any moment and the inside, well, there is really no way to describe it, the word freaky comes to mind. Freaky in a great way that works. I love Sammy's Cafe. I love Sammy. What more can I say.
It's HereTuesday, August 9, 2011, 4:08 pm
It is finally installed the long awaited Thermador Steam and Convection Oven. Oh my I can hardly wait to get home and start cooking. I am so thrilled. I have waited 2 years for that oven and it has finally happpened thanks to Thermador. I love them. Steam and Convection is so amazing and so easy to make amazing terrific food. As soon as I get home I am starting a Steam Oven Blog Adventure to share with the world the amazing things I can do in my steam oven.
On another great note I am off to Sammys Cafe for the Red Quinoa Burger. It is going to be great. Imagine that, a Red Quinoa Burger served at Provo's most popular Dive. I am thrilled beyond words.