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Does Wine Age - Top 11 Questions About Aging Wine

Does Wine Age - Top 11 Questions About Aging Wine

May 20, 2022

There's always confusion about aging wine. What wine specifically and how to actually age wine that will age. Believe it or not, only around 5% of wine producers are meant to age, to begin with. Certain wines age a couple of years without going bad and without improving. Certain wines need 5+ years to enjoy. And then certain wines are meant to drink as soon as you take them off the shelf at the store. I'll answer the top 11 questions about aging wine in this episode.

Tequila Vs Mezcal 101

Tequila Vs Mezcal 101

May 19, 2022

Sometimes mezcal and tequila can be confusing. That's because all tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is tequila. Does that make sense? It's similar to whiskey. Whiskey would be the umbrella category that bourbon, rye, Irish whiskey, blended scotch and single malt would fall under. Well mezcal is the umbrella term in Mexico. But it goes far beyond that. Enjoy the show.

Fast Like Asparagus

Fast Like Asparagus

May 17, 2022

Fast growing and fast cooking! Did you know asparagus can grow 6 inches a day and literally takes 10 seconds to cook. And there's lots more cool fun facts about this ancient swamp grass.

Tequila & Margarita 101

Tequila & Margarita 101

May 12, 2022

Everything you need to know about a margarita and the Tequila that goes into it. Margaritas are a simple recipe that is often over complicated. In many cases restaurants are serving a margarita that does not even resemble the original version. I'll talk about all of the extra added fillers in Margaritas that you want to avoid. And of course the quality of tequila makes a big difference. Cheers!

What’s in the Pickle

What’s in the Pickle

May 7, 2022

Pickles appear to be a simple process. Take cucumber, water, vinegar and spices and there you have it. But, American processors have to make it more complex. Besides those basic ingredients there are a good hand full more that you would never have in your home kitchen. Those would be chemicals preservatives. Pickles are loaded with them and would never think. The good news is all pickles aren't the same. In this episode I'll fill you in on what and how to buy a better pickle. Enjoy

Salmon Farms Are Getting Very Deceptive

Salmon Farms Are Getting Very Deceptive

March 27, 2022

A recent menu read Wild Isles Salmon. The server assured me that was real wild salmon. I told him not so fast, where is it from. Atlantic Coast of Canada was the answer. Now I know it's not wild at all. So he sends the chef over. And the chef knows it's not wild. But the actual farm name is “Wild Isles Salmon”. As a consumer I'm upset. Here is a farm that has taken it to the next level in deceptive marketing. And it's not acceptable.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice as a Beverage

The Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice as a Beverage

February 22, 2022

If you're suffering from poor digestion, sunburns, rashes, greasy hair And so on this episode is for you! Today I'm going to jump into the benefits of aloe vera for topical use and for consumable use. Please understand that aloe vera for topical use and consumption are two totally different products. If you're going to consume aloe vera like I do you must buy the consumable version. Aloe vera has a 4000-year history of use for health and beauty. And it has more benefits than most people know. And yes, you can drink aloe vera juice. And it is amazing for your digestion.

Have You Heard Of This Healthy Water

Have You Heard Of This Healthy Water

February 15, 2022

Everybody knows how important it is to drink water. It's no secret that the bottled water industry has a massive market. But water has extended definitions now. Or we're drinking things that aren't considered traditional water. For example, coconut water. Well, it's sort of water. But it's not water in the traditional definition of H20. And yes, coconut water does have some amazing benefits. But in this episode, I'm going to talk about another plant water. It's probably water you haven't heard of yet. And that is maple water. Maple water is the exact same stuff that makes maple syrup. However, it's in its whole natural form before it's reduced to its syrup consistency. You might be asking yourself what kind of benefits does tree water has. Well, let's jump into the episode.

How to Buffer The Price of Local Food

How to Buffer The Price of Local Food

February 8, 2022

It's no secret that you get what you pay for. We all know that good food cost money. But sometimes it's just tough to pay more for something. For example, going to the store to buy organic baby spinach versus going to the farmers market for organic baby spinach. I would almost guarantee that the farmers market is more expensive. But I'm going to tell you something that's going to save you money in this episode. Something you may have never thought of. It's going to make you feel a lot better about spending more.

Speak Up

Speak Up

February 1, 2022

Many of us underestimate the power of one person speaking up. We underestimate the impact of our own voice and opinions. Many of us think we can't make a difference. In reality, making change is a progression of small steps. I urge you to speak up when it comes to your health. Let the places know where you buy food how important real food is. Whether it's the local independent market, the big grocery chain, or the restaurant you're eating at. Ultimately it helps them gauge the market. But the real power comes when you can influence another person to make a difference. This very thing happened to me as a young chef. I must've been 24 years old at the time. And one person had a conversation with me about sourcing a better ingredient. Little did this person know at the time that sustainability would become my career passion. That one person speaking up has directly impacted every guest that I've cooked for since 1999. Every single person has got a better quality meal because of the changes I've made from that one person speaking up. Don't be afraid of speaking up! One person can make a BIG difference!

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