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.

Super Simple Dutch Oven Sourdough

Sourdough bread can be a very intimidating endeavor for a lot of people.  If you choose to start baking sourdough bread it can become very challenging and addicting.  But, to start we are going to keep it very simple.   Ingredients 5 C Flour (AP or Bread) 2 C Water 11/2 C Sourdough Starter 1 T Sugar 2 tsp Salt… Read more →

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Sourdough Pancake Batter

Hey Bakers! Are you one of the many bakers that throw out excess sourdough starter? Stop it! I can tell you with the review of two of the most particular foodies in the world, my daughters, sourdough pancakes are quick, easy and delicious Ingredients 1 C Flour (AP or Bread) 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp salt 2-3 T Sugar… Read more →

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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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