Author: Chris Mistak

I am from the Detroit area and have cooked as far west as Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and as far east as Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. I have cooked fine dining, pub food, for the education sector and just about everywhere in between. I have worked my way up to the level of Executive Chef and am now looking to make it all come together.

Tropical Curry Bacon

Bacon is not just Store bought everyday bacon anymore.  Trust me, I’m not mocking “regular” bacon.  I just feel that every once and a while we need to go outside the box and try to capture a new flavor.  Use this recipe as that bacon or as an inspiration for your own memorable bacon euphoria. Ingredients  13# Pork Belly 1/2… Read more →

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If you Are Going to Bother Cooking a Good Burger or Sausage, Why Not Use Good Mustard.

It goes without saying that if you are putting good quality product on the grill, you should put good quality toppings on top of that.  Why just go with with a standard yellow mustard when you have a special smoked sausage or a decadent wagyu burger.  It goes without saying that you need to up your condiment game.  These two… Read more →

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Please Stalk Me!

Please Join Me as I continue to grow my readership and social media networking.  Although the articles might not be flying off the page right now, I have so much in the works. Watch me on Youtube -In the next week I will begin my tutorial series to give you a more hands on approach to recipes and  cooking… Read more →

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Corned Venison, Because You Can

For as long as I can remember, hunting has been a big part of my family.  The holidays meant venison stew and summer sausage.  The problem is, that is usually the extent of things.  Sure we took advantage of the choice cuts, but that is usually the extent of it.  My family took their deer to the butcher where they… Read more →

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Lemon Balm and Horseradish Sauerkraut

Finally I have a good use for the ocean of lemon balm that is overtaking my backyard.  Seriously, this plant is ridiculous.  It is pretty to look at, but I needed a way to get rid of it. “You can’t stop it, you can only hope to contain it!” Fine, I get it I am fighting a losing battle.  Or… Read more →

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If You Have too Much Kraut…. Can you Have too Much Kraut? 2 Good Recipes

I’m not sure if you can have too much sauerkraut, but it is getting towards farmer’s market and gardening time, so it’s time to use up your canned and fermented goodies from last year.  All of these items can be made using store bought sauerkraut, but why now that you know how to make it yourself.  These are great party… Read more →

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Hello, My Name Is Chris and I Have an Issue with Sandwiches

I am a sandwich whore.   There, I said it. Wow! I feel better. The first step to recovery is admitting that I have a problem.   Wait, I don’t want to recover. I love sandwiches. They are, in my opinion, the world’s perfect food. A sandwich is a portable and self-contained combination of protein, sides, bread, and sauce.   Sandwiches… Read more →

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