Welcome, I am John and this is my food blog.  I thought I should write an introduction so you know what to expect when you visit here in the future.

I am 24 years old, work two jobs, and go to school full time.  I have no formal culinary training outside of reading books and watching the Food Network.  I think I have done pretty well educating myself, but it has also held me back.  I don’t like to measure my ingredients, and I often just throw things together.  I rarely ever use recipes, and if I do, I use them as a rough blueprint.  Cooking, to me, is an adventure…

Mexican food makes up about 60% of my cooking.  Because of that, 60% of more of what you will find on here will most likely involve Mexican food.

My favorite things, without getting into too many details.  Gotta have content for later!

Foods/Cooking I Enjoy:

  • Hot Sauce – I will post pictures of my hot sauce collection sometime in the future.   It has reached the point where I have an entire cabinet dedicated to it.  If you have any time of food that needs heat, chances are I have the perfect sauce to go with it.
  • Stir Fry/Wok Cooking – I have recently been on an Asian cuisine kick.  This begun with a wok that I received for Christmas.
  • Bacon – Ahhh, Bacon.  If you had to press me for my favorite food in the world, 340 days out of the year I would say Bacon.  I guarantee you will find at least one recipe per weak involving bacon on here.
  • Finger Foods/Dips/Appetizers – Gotta love the meal before the meal.
  • Shun Knives – I received a Shun chef’s knife for Christmas.  If you are serious at all about cooking, you owe it to yourself to purchase a quality knife.  I would highly recommend Shun.  If I could afford it, half of the things I own would be cut in half.

Chefs/Personalities:

  • Anthony Bourdain – Don’t watch No Reservations on the Travel Channel?  That’s too bad, I’ll summarize every episode for you on here!
  • Alton Brown – I basically learned to cook by watching Good Eats.
  • Andrew Zimmern – Bizarre Foods is by far one of the best shows on television.
  • Mario  Batali

Things I Dislike:

  • Rachel Ray/Paula Dean/Sandra Lee/Giada De Laurentiis/Ace of Cakes The Food Network is almost unwatchable now.

Well that’s all I have for now.  Look for updates everyday, and visit often!

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