March 2008

This picture is from Lone Star Aquafarm…My favorite fish, better than red snapper…Texas Redfish!!!

The link to cleanfish is another supplier for Texas Refish if you are out of state. Cleanfish is a great company as well as Lonestar.





Yokum Texas…who would have thunk it?

check out the video at lamberts…Tyson Cole is one of the judges.

This is a cobia farm off the coast of Puerto Rico. Rumor has it that they are making more plans to raise red snapper, the most overfished indigenous reef fish in our Gulf of Mexico.

I have eaten this cobia and its quality is only rivaled by the aquafarmed Kona Kampachi.



so jared fergusen of montrose, houston, texas, somewhere(???)

found me a couple of years ago and went through culinary boot camp…he is now at austin culinary academy where he also works for starlight and staged at uchi…where he earned the respect of tyson and his crew…

anyway on this first night of a six night culinary festival, i was burried up to my third or second chin in fuck-all…jared, who had climed on a bus early morning on one of his two days off, shows up at 8pm and jumps on the expo line and┬ábails out yours truly like he had been working with us all week. i am so proud of “my son”…hes all grows up and grows up!


Tyson…houston texas is sooo fucking proud of you!!! in an epic battle with greatly skilled oponents ┬ánot often seen in kitchen stadium(as some battles are just goofy…seeing that you don’t get to pick you own opponent as it would seem)…ginger reined as the supreme ingredient. Tyson, the young gaijin samurai, faced the veteran ronin, morimoto, with great honor, discipline and skill…morimoto could be seen sweating…it has been a long time morimoto, since you have had an honorable battle. nice to see you are not ready for the grave just yet. Tyson, you will be a master yet!

just a matter of time…(your a master in my book already!)


this was a hell of a day…


the one and only “Reyna del Mambo”…Valerie Schroth of Cala restaurant in Peru

…and NO…you cannot drink her fucking CHICHA!

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