What the Heck is Floating in My Wine?

Finally! You made it to that long anticipated glass of wine. You’ve carefully selected the perfect wine to go with your night, when you look down to find small crystals in your glass, bottle, or on the end of your cork.   Instead of returning your bottle, read this to get the skinny on sediments. Sediment…

Red Wine Territory

The history of wine making in France goes back over 2000 years when Romans first brought their ideas to grow vitis vinifera specifically for wine.  France is synonymous with fine wine, and is a great place to start writing about wine.  The red wine made there is among the best in the world. Red wine…

Story Wine

Oenology is the study of wine, and can spill into lots of different fields; it can encompass geography, geology, meteorology, and history.  Learning about wine can seem like an impossible task, and leave most wondering where to begin.  Lucky for me I work at a wine shop. So everyday I’m exposed to new wines, new…

Pizza Pattern

Greasy, cheesy, crispy, tasty all the -y adjectives you could possible think of to describe a bite into the 45° angle tip of a hot slice of pizza. The look of pizza is a beautiful thing, with the toppings geometrically placed so that every bite delivers the perfect amount of cheese, topping and sauce. The…

BBQ Bliss

Sometimes its tough to look yourself in the mirror and objectively analyze the person staring back at you.  So me and my girlfriend have been articulation our thoughts in blog form. To help focus our writing, we have been holding weekly mastermind groups with each other.  Last week we sat down and made kind of…

Stream Of Consciousness

I have an exercise. It called for me to write about what ever comes to mind. For 20 minuets. Then post it.  I guess it’s a exercise to get warmed up to the fact that I need to write everyday to be a good writer.  In “On Writing Well,” William Zinsser says that writing is…

The Passionate Chef; Third Corner Ocean Beach, CA

Chef Juan Flores is known for his passionate style. He shows this emotion in his carefully crafted French dishes at 3rd Corner Bistro and Wine Shop in Ocean Beach, CA.  He has been cooking classic French recipes at Third Corner ever since he apprenticed with Marcel Perrin, a French chef. During WWII, despite not being…

Cast Iron Cookware; 3 Reasons to Switch

Every cook worth their salt should own at least one cast iron skillet.  This powerful weapon could win many culinary battles, and is a key tool in a chefs arsenal. For all its magnificence, its true that  many people have no idea why this cookware of the gods should be revered. These durable pots and…

Goals and Strategy

Goals, accomplishments, trophies, objectives, and dreams, these things are sought after desires that people work towards.  There are many different strategies that people use to achieve their particular targets, and everyone has a different evaluation of what their goals may be.  However, some methods work more effectively then others.  For our purpose on Best Cooks…

The 4 Easy Steps to Carving a Uncooked Chicken

The best deal, and most versatile cooking secret is using a whole (broiler) chicken. It is fairly simple to carve one of these suckers. First, you need to pick the right chicken for the job. To do this see my post on how to choose a chicken.   Before you start you want to remove all…

How I’m Going to Accomplish My Goal.

What I want to accomplish with this blog (and my other blogs) is to write a book on a subject that I care enough about to keep me focused the whole time I’m writing and studying the subject.  To do this I wanted to start with a little brain storming on the subject of writing…

The Best Way to Save Money on Quality Chicken

When eating chicken the best bang for your buck is a whole chicken.  A whole chicken offers you all the flavor stored up in the bones.  In addition to saving money on chicken you get to butcher the bird yourself, which is bragging rights in itself.  In my opinion the best deal you can get…