Porkopolis Eggfest 2014

Porkopolis Eggfest 2014

Today, I’m one of the demo cooks at the Porkopolis Eggfest in Cincinnati. It’s a lot of fun, and there are over 500 people expected! I’m doing sides, desserts and drinks, and dipping back into some favorites: Browned butter fingerling potatoes Blackberry thyme crisp Grilled peach bourbon iced tea Sound like a good hour of ... Read More »

Upgrade Your SuperBowl Eats

Upgrade Your SuperBowl Eats

By now, we’ve all done the wings and nachos and dips, maybe even pulled pork sandwiches. But it’s 2014, and it’s time to raise the bar! First, though, I have some new intentions for 2014. The more I read, the more I’m moving to the side that organic is better than not organic. Our bodies ... Read More »

Porkopolis Eggfest 2013

Porkopolis Eggfest 2013

Next Saturday, July 13, is the 2nd annual Porkopolis Eggfest! Ed Meiners from LaRosa’s is the organizer, and it looks to be another great event! There are even still tickets to Friday’s pre-event dinner for $25/person. It looks to be a great weekend with lots of fantastic food. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, there ... Read More »

Lobsters, Lobsters and Lobsters, Oh My!

Lobsters, Lobsters and Lobsters, Oh My!

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US, which means lots of things around the country. Hopefully, foremost, it means a time to say thanks to all those military that have fallen in service to our country. With the long weekend most of us get to enjoy, the weekend has also come to mean the unofficial ... Read More »

Pretty Good BBQ 2013

Pretty Good BBQ 2013

Earlier this month, barbecue heroes came through Dayton, Ohio, to leave behind their incredible fingerprints on a neighborhood. Cooks from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio set up on a grassy area behind a church on N. Main Street in Dayton to cook hundreds of pounds of barbecue with the sole intent of giving it ... Read More »

Atlantic Beach Via Char-Broil

Atlantic Beach Via Char-Broil

Last week, my wife and I went on a bit of a vacation, based on a 2nd annual Char-Broil All Stars meeting. This year, the meeting was in Atlantic Beach, Florida, at Ocean One Resort & Spa, right on the beach. Life is rough, huh? This was from our first morning on the beach… Last ... Read More »

Lobstermania 2012

Lobstermania 2012

Memorial Day brings one of our favorite events each year… Dorothy Lane Market’s Lobstermania. I don’t know how long Lobstermania has been going on, but it brings to Dayton, Ohio, lobsters about as fresh as possible. Two brothers in Maine that are lobster captains catch all they can the day before, then fly with the ... Read More »

A New Whisky

If you’ve been around Livefire much, you may know that I’m a fan of Scotch whisky, especially those from Islay (pronounced something with a long I, then luh, not lay). I’m a fan of Lagavulin, own a square foot of the island thanks to being a Friend of Laphroaig, and am on the Ardbeg Committee. ... Read More »

The 9th Annual HalloWine Party

The 9th annual McAdams HalloWine party was this weekend, a weekend we look forward to each year. This year was a week later than usual, which actually turned out well; the time change was that night, and everyone got an extra hour to sleep after the party! The party is themed each year based on ... Read More »

My Brother’s Wedding

I’ve not been around much the last couple of weeks, but I have a good excuse; my brother got married!!! This post isn’t so much about food as it is about celebrating a great event. I will warn you… There are lots of photos ahead, and almost none have food in them! For those of ... Read More »

Lobstermania Take 3 – Whole Lobster

Memorial Day weekend this year was a good weekend for us. We got a lot of work done outside, planting a veg garden and some more perennials. I built a big raised planter, and got most of the work done on another one. We also finished up Lobstermania. I had planned on doing lobster pizza, ... Read More »

Lobstermania Take 2 – Roll With It

Now that I’ve adopted, for however short of a time it will be, six Maine Lobsters, I have to figure out what to do with them. A couple years ago, I was in Maine for a few days and had one lobster roll per day, so I figured that was a good place to start. ... Read More »

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