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Culinary Talk for People Sharing Food

February 20, 2024

Hello everyone! It’s February… Maybe you’ve gotten your chocolates or had a wonderful dinner out with that special someone. Regardless, I hope you have had a great month thus far! I wanted to share a recipe with you so be sure to check out the video below. I’ve also got a spicy quitting story for you. Here we go…!

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The Main Course

My at-home cooking is often much more streamlined and simpler than both my meal prep or dinner party productions. I like to eat well and eat clean as much as possible. This straightforward dish is the perfect example of building flavors. Allow me to explain… The tongue detects flavors at certain spots on the tongue. I call it 3BS (bitter, sour, salty, sweet). There is also umami (but we don’t have time for that today). : ) Anytime I am creating menus, I think about color, texture, and nuance in addition to classic flavor pairings. (There’s a great book chef’s prefer called “Culinary Artistry” by Andres Dornenburg that highlights these pairings.) I also want a little bit of texture and balance of the 3BS’s. For example, in this dish, it works like this: salmon – fresh, naturally “sweet” sauce – spicy, acidic butternut squash – sweet, savory bacon – texture, smoky, balanced Like a good song, when all these factors combine what you get is perfect harmony in each bite! Food should be enjoyable and this is how you do it! ***Also, I enjoy food photography and have had the privilege to work on several commercial projects over the years. I even have a small studio set up at home with grandiose ideas of producing my own. However, that idea is still simmering. Tbh, I think this picture is pretty terrible, BUT, I’m including it as a way to encourage progress over perfection and to state that done is also better the perfect. Enjoy!!! Bring Food Flavors to Life! Let me tell you how


2024 is all about leveling up! I hope you too are on the rise. It’s been said the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. I’ve spent thousands of dollars over the past few years to grow myself personally and my skill set professionally. @drshannonirvine – IG @dhariusdaniels – IG I’m honing in on mindset, tool kit, and skill set to bring some goals and ambitions to life later this year! Let’s keep moving forward! Drop me an email or IG dm and let me know what you are working on! Chef Kevin


Quote for the Month – I recently had a friend share their story with me and they asked, “do you think I’m crazy?” Honestly, being fully alive takes a little bit of crazy. As one who’s not for settling for the status quo, may this inspire you as it does me. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Steve Jobs

Pro Tip for the Month – On OCD & Anxiety

I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 For 12:7-10 When I quit my corporate job, ya know, the one with benefits and a 401k, I had no idea what was next. It was months before I learned that the Father had set me up. For success. It was in this season I learned about real dependence on the Divine, and, about how I’m wired. I was being defined. Like Paul, and possibly you too, I’ve often wrestled with my wirings. I’ve pleaded to God about the pain. Asked him all the questions. I’d like to propose our minds are wired a certain way FOR A REASON. What if our wirings are our thorns and they force us into sweet surrender, into a lifestyle of dependence on the Divine. I mean, it’s better than figuring out life alone and on our own… If this resonates, I want to hear from you. Click below and shoot me an email. Also, if you aren’t yet following me on IG @breakingbread_better there’s no time like the present!


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