I cooked a steak


Cooked a rib-eye steak for the boys—a delayed treat for Chewie’s birthday.

It was my first time cooking a steak. I overcooked it a bit—more than was needed for the medium-rare that I wanted. I also put in a bit more oil than was needed.

It still turned out well, if I may say so myself. It was juicy and just the right amount of chewy. I didn’t really want to give it to the boys once I’d tasted it :)

Surprisingly easy to cook, and tasty. I may be cooking many more steaks once the weather turns cooler.

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain - on life vs lazy
Anthony Bourdain – on life vs lazy

Some people leave a mark.

I have never met Anthony. I have never seen any of his TV shows. I have just read one of his books – Kitchen Confidential. I gave it 3 stars.

And yet, I’ve found him hard to forget since I finished the book. He has a way, with words, and a personality that makes him hard to forget. He should not be likeable, it’s hard to sympathise for him, he’s often an asshole, and very much proud of it. Yet, he’s also appealing, and often, surprisingly, likeable.

I guess his charm comes from embodying the hard bits of our lives – the grime, the slime, the hard knocks, the sweat, the wrong calls – and taking them on the chin (or dishing them out), casually. Like most of us do, yet refuse to accept that we do.

There were parts of his book where I wanted to punch him in the face, and ask him to shut his hole, and write something useful. There were other parts that I didn’t want to end. And then there were a few that I bookmarked for frequent return.

He seems my kind of screwed up guy. A guy I would love to know. A guy I would even love to hate to work with.

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