Chapter XI From Ayn Rand’s “ANTHEM”

March 9, 2017

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In light of America’s current political climate and International Women’s Day, I wanted to share a four page excerpt from one of the most powerful female voices I’ve ever read. Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” paints the picture for us of a future dystopia where the powerful few have subjugated lower classes into a vocation-based caste system. […]

To Be a Chef

January 12, 2017

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This read is for the person who’s never been in a professional kitchen before but is considering entering the profession or beginning (as well as finishing) culinary school. This is a reality check as well as a source of knowledge from experience that I would have appreciated reading before beginning down this path myself. One […]

The Indisputably Best Tacos in Austin

October 6, 2016

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The Indisputably Best Tacos in Austin written in no particular order

Finally, Self-Published

August 18, 2016

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In 2011, a 23 year old journalist named Anthony Nicaj left his home in Mineola, NY on foot pushing a stroller full of his belongings with the intention of walking across America. Along the way, he kept a collection of journals that described the beautiful, random, and mundane that came from the American highway with […]

Utopiafest 2015

January 5, 2016

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I went to Utopiafest by myself this summer and had a noteworthy time. I saw one of the best performances of my life (Explosions in the Sky), I enjoyed a very quiet camp site in the middle of this giant crater-like field, I was able to forage for Texas Persimmons, one of my good friends […]

From a Recent Trip To NY

December 20, 2015

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Niter Qibbeh

December 18, 2013

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From Jessica Prentice’s Full Moon Feast (p. 117): Niter Qibbeh (Ethiopian Spiced Ghee) Makes about two cups This classic cooking oil of Ethiopia is a great thing to use whenever you want to give something a more complex North African or Middle Eastern Flavor. It is also a primary ingredient (along with the spice mixture berebere) […]

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