Culinary Harassment

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Holidays are approaching y’all! It’s that last quarter crunch time of the year! What is the craziest cook story you have experienced this year? One of my cooks slashed another one with his chef knife during an argument over bread……..they were discussing organization and baking procedure…… #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Reminisce  (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Holidays are approaching y’all! It’s that last quarter crunch time of the year! What is the craziest cook story you have experienced this year? One of my cooks slashed another one with his chef knife during an argument over bread……..they were discussing organization and baking procedure…… #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Reminisce (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Drunkards Piehole! I love music.  Rap mostly. I love a good top shelf.  Rum mostly.  I love my True Cooks………Paulie mostly @pauliecooks don’t hate.  He is my evil twin.  My Deuce to my Spade.  Thick beards and tattoos and in the street you might confuse us for a generic version of Boondocks Saints.  If drinking was a sport we would be the dream team.  Bromance is real! This here is a Drunkards Piehole aka Paulie’s Drunken Nut Pie! Tart shell is filled with Toasted Pecans and than baked in a Jim Beam Bourbon Custard bath.      This tart is so good, you will end up homeless! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #TrashTalker #IWokeUpDrunk #CantFeelMyFace  (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Drunkards Piehole! I love music. Rap mostly. I love a good top shelf. Rum mostly. I love my True Cooks………Paulie mostly @pauliecooks don’t hate. He is my evil twin. My Deuce to my Spade. Thick beards and tattoos and in the street you might confuse us for a generic version of Boondocks Saints. If drinking was a sport we would be the dream team. Bromance is real! This here is a Drunkards Piehole aka Paulie’s Drunken Nut Pie! Tart shell is filled with Toasted Pecans and than baked in a Jim Beam Bourbon Custard bath. This tart is so good, you will end up homeless! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #TrashTalker #IWokeUpDrunk #CantFeelMyFace (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

They asking for chocolate again! Called up the kitchen asking if I could do with chocolate what I did last year.  I was like nah, I can’t, I forgot.  A period of silence had me picturing disappointment and annoyance on their face.  Than I laughed and broke the ice I just froze in the thin air between us. Of course I got chocolate!  Holidays are coming! I feel like getting stupid on some confection game!! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Chocolate #Aphrodisiac

They asking for chocolate again! Called up the kitchen asking if I could do with chocolate what I did last year. I was like nah, I can’t, I forgot. A period of silence had me picturing disappointment and annoyance on their face. Than I laughed and broke the ice I just froze in the thin air between us. Of course I got chocolate! Holidays are coming! I feel like getting stupid on some confection game!! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Chocolate #Aphrodisiac

I wanted to be a father.  That’s what makes the difference.  My son wasn’t a mistake.  He didn’t show up looking for me.  I wanted him.  His mother and I have rebuilt our relationship after our divorce and we are close friends.  We both raise our son and we both see him every day.  We made this happen outside of court system.  (We did court system and quickly learned that our son would never benefit from it) It took a long time to get here.  She also chose to be a mother. And she is very good at it.  Our son is happy and spends all holidays with both parents together.  But his mother and I will never be what long time ago we once dreamt up.  People grow up and have this idea that adulthood somehow equates to “I run shit and do what I want” kind of life.  Those individuals never grew up, they just left their insecurity back at mom’s house and forgot to pack it along with all the Jordan’s they’ve accumulated over the years.  My son told me the other day that he wants to work with me in the same bakery I work in.  “Dad I want to be a Chef too just like you daddy!” It is a very good possibility that he will never step a foot in the kitchen.  And I am ok with that.  But my own son took me back to that time when I told people I was going to be a Civil Engineer like my dad! My father is a good man.  He has taught me a lot even in his long absence.  When we choose to be fathers, everything else becomes secondary, including us.  We don’t need flowers and gifts, shit, Father’s Day comes around and it’s looked at like a damn Tuesday! Fathers are mortars of the family.  Protectors.  Lovers. Gladiators. Nurturers. Teachers. Philosophers. Spiritual Leaders and Motivators.  I had a privilege of growing up with and without my father so I understand the value and bitterness of both. With this post I wanted to send some love to all my True Cooks who are single parents! To all my brother and sister chefs raising seeds on their own while exposed to burden of the kitchen life we have chosen for ourselves.  (Continued bellow…) (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

I wanted to be a father. That’s what makes the difference. My son wasn’t a mistake. He didn’t show up looking for me. I wanted him. His mother and I have rebuilt our relationship after our divorce and we are close friends. We both raise our son and we both see him every day. We made this happen outside of court system. (We did court system and quickly learned that our son would never benefit from it) It took a long time to get here. She also chose to be a mother. And she is very good at it. Our son is happy and spends all holidays with both parents together. But his mother and I will never be what long time ago we once dreamt up. People grow up and have this idea that adulthood somehow equates to “I run shit and do what I want” kind of life. Those individuals never grew up, they just left their insecurity back at mom’s house and forgot to pack it along with all the Jordan’s they’ve accumulated over the years. My son told me the other day that he wants to work with me in the same bakery I work in. “Dad I want to be a Chef too just like you daddy!” It is a very good possibility that he will never step a foot in the kitchen. And I am ok with that. But my own son took me back to that time when I told people I was going to be a Civil Engineer like my dad! My father is a good man. He has taught me a lot even in his long absence. When we choose to be fathers, everything else becomes secondary, including us. We don’t need flowers and gifts, shit, Father’s Day comes around and it’s looked at like a damn Tuesday! Fathers are mortars of the family. Protectors. Lovers. Gladiators. Nurturers. Teachers. Philosophers. Spiritual Leaders and Motivators. I had a privilege of growing up with and without my father so I understand the value and bitterness of both. With this post I wanted to send some love to all my True Cooks who are single parents! To all my brother and sister chefs raising seeds on their own while exposed to burden of the kitchen life we have chosen for ourselves. (Continued bellow…) (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Monday. Sometimes we wake up and think how long will this go on.  All these hours away from loved ones, feet still throbbing since yesterday.  And what are these purple looking veins on the surface of my skin? These were not here before?! Pacing the floor of our living room hunting down our wallet, house keys and catching the glimpse of the city through our window we realize that only sunlight we will see is the reflection it bounces off the Moon’s surface.  Weeks went by.  The calendar at home still says August on it.  Rent is due.  Bills are paid.  We switch albums on our phone and go back to those ’90s tunes when we couldn’t wait to grow up, back than right before music died and turned to shit.  Walk to the train stop seems longer.  Same ‘ol fella inside of the token booth.  We salute each other.  We still don’t know each other’s name.  Mentally we go over what’s about to go down in the kitchen and we synchronize our thoughts to it.  As we walk the corridor and the scent in the air becomes noticeably familiar. Our coat of armor crisp and white, Dansko’s leather visibly worn out but clean nonetheless. We have walked into the tile garden lined with steel and illuminated by fluorescent light.  Hands are washed.  Tools are groomed and ready. We watch the shift change, exchanging small talk and getting that first dose of caffeine.  We made it back home.  And the life is good. Sometimes we wake up and think…….one day we won’t be able to do these things that we do.  Thinking, how long will this go on? Don’t hate on Mondays.  You might miss them hard one day.  #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Monday  (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Monday. Sometimes we wake up and think how long will this go on. All these hours away from loved ones, feet still throbbing since yesterday. And what are these purple looking veins on the surface of my skin? These were not here before?! Pacing the floor of our living room hunting down our wallet, house keys and catching the glimpse of the city through our window we realize that only sunlight we will see is the reflection it bounces off the Moon’s surface. Weeks went by. The calendar at home still says August on it. Rent is due. Bills are paid. We switch albums on our phone and go back to those ’90s tunes when we couldn’t wait to grow up, back than right before music died and turned to shit. Walk to the train stop seems longer. Same ‘ol fella inside of the token booth. We salute each other. We still don’t know each other’s name. Mentally we go over what’s about to go down in the kitchen and we synchronize our thoughts to it. As we walk the corridor and the scent in the air becomes noticeably familiar. Our coat of armor crisp and white, Dansko’s leather visibly worn out but clean nonetheless. We have walked into the tile garden lined with steel and illuminated by fluorescent light. Hands are washed. Tools are groomed and ready. We watch the shift change, exchanging small talk and getting that first dose of caffeine. We made it back home. And the life is good. Sometimes we wake up and think…….one day we won’t be able to do these things that we do. Thinking, how long will this go on? Don’t hate on Mondays. You might miss them hard one day. #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Monday (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Day off! Which means vacation really! About to put a bottle of rum to my neck and possibly get back on some nicotine.  There is a lady I wanna holler at.  Slap some stickers around the city and raid bakeries and pastry shops! I’m alive today.  I had two deaths in a family within a month and a half.  I urge you to live hard.  Not just today, but every day.  Please! Own it! Make me remember you and tell my son stories about you! But today is a day off after all. Today I got Madchild in my headphones.  Poison in my veins.  Mind is numb and I’m about to get lifted! To all my True Cooks out there I got nothing but love.  Your day off is around the corner.  Hold the fort down and make us proud! We see you! You efforts  not go unnoticed. Stop by the shop and holler at Chad @truecooks Harass his ass and tell him I sent you! My TrueCooks family I love you but mad special love goes to my @orenyc and @chefcourtneyharris NYC is in the good hands with us! Show me your True Cooks threads and how you rep your turf! Put your city on the map! #Represent #Respect #Humble #Humility #Dedication #Success (at New York Fuckin’ City)

Day off! Which means vacation really! About to put a bottle of rum to my neck and possibly get back on some nicotine. There is a lady I wanna holler at. Slap some stickers around the city and raid bakeries and pastry shops! I’m alive today. I had two deaths in a family within a month and a half. I urge you to live hard. Not just today, but every day. Please! Own it! Make me remember you and tell my son stories about you! But today is a day off after all. Today I got Madchild in my headphones. Poison in my veins. Mind is numb and I’m about to get lifted! To all my True Cooks out there I got nothing but love. Your day off is around the corner. Hold the fort down and make us proud! We see you! You efforts not go unnoticed. Stop by the shop and holler at Chad @truecooks Harass his ass and tell him I sent you! My TrueCooks family I love you but mad special love goes to my @orenyc and @chefcourtneyharris NYC is in the good hands with us! Show me your True Cooks threads and how you rep your turf! Put your city on the map! #Represent #Respect #Humble #Humility #Dedication #Success (at New York Fuckin’ City)

European Sage is extremely smooth in fragrance and flavor.  North American Sage comes from Pacific Northwest,  Midwest, very few states on Eastern Seaboard as well as major part of East side of Canada.  Unmatched and Unparalleled to the Sage of Balkan Region Sage.  I know y’all might say: “Theeeeere he go again with his Balkanese Pride!” Yup. There is pride to this shit no doubt, but let’s stick to flavors.  American Sage is strong in flavor and bitter where Sage from Balkan region is smooth in flavor, texture of the plant is softer and it goes easy on he throat.  You could smoke it!  (Don’t smoke it tho) Boil some water. Grab half of fistful and throw in the pot with lid covered.  Let sit for 5-7 min.  Serve hot with Dalmatian Lavender Honey (any honey will do) drink while hot.  This is medicine for sore throat, cough, release of phlegm and inflammation.  My mother as any Bosnian mother is herbalist by default.  Our women were raised to rock the queens crown with dignity.  And that meant knowing how to hold family together through sickness and health.  Thanks to her I have old school values with urban twist.  Sit at the window sill and appreciate life while sippin’ at it.  I add a good healthy shot of Black Spiced Kraken Rum to mines.  It’s  sweetness complements well.  I meditate until cup is empty.  Some heads didn’t wake up this morning.  Be grateful.  Create masterpieces.  Live hard! Love y’all my True Cooks! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Reflection #Humble #Grateful (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

European Sage is extremely smooth in fragrance and flavor. North American Sage comes from Pacific Northwest, Midwest, very few states on Eastern Seaboard as well as major part of East side of Canada. Unmatched and Unparalleled to the Sage of Balkan Region Sage. I know y’all might say: “Theeeeere he go again with his Balkanese Pride!” Yup. There is pride to this shit no doubt, but let’s stick to flavors. American Sage is strong in flavor and bitter where Sage from Balkan region is smooth in flavor, texture of the plant is softer and it goes easy on he throat. You could smoke it! (Don’t smoke it tho) Boil some water. Grab half of fistful and throw in the pot with lid covered. Let sit for 5-7 min. Serve hot with Dalmatian Lavender Honey (any honey will do) drink while hot. This is medicine for sore throat, cough, release of phlegm and inflammation. My mother as any Bosnian mother is herbalist by default. Our women were raised to rock the queens crown with dignity. And that meant knowing how to hold family together through sickness and health. Thanks to her I have old school values with urban twist. Sit at the window sill and appreciate life while sippin’ at it. I add a good healthy shot of Black Spiced Kraken Rum to mines. It’s sweetness complements well. I meditate until cup is empty. Some heads didn’t wake up this morning. Be grateful. Create masterpieces. Live hard! Love y’all my True Cooks! #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #Reflection #Humble #Grateful (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Cake Bombing. GraffEati. Chocolate Mousse Cake with Moist Chocolate Amaretto Sponge #Cake Bombing  #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #GraffEati #BalkansFinest #QueensFinest (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Cake Bombing. GraffEati. Chocolate Mousse Cake with Moist Chocolate Amaretto Sponge #Cake Bombing #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #GraffEati #BalkansFinest #QueensFinest (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Cake Bombing.  The fall made me do it.  If you live in NYC, you will have a chance to see more of what is about to become GraffEati.  Have you ever eaten food off the floor, or from a complete stranger, or just found some food that no one was claiming? You will be tempted to.  You just might…..some of you will. Stay tuned. Let’s bring this 2014 to the end and raise up victorious.  Resolution lists need to be written now and changes need to begin happening before January 1st.  Deuces! ✌️ #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #GraffEati #BalkansFinest #QueensFinest (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

Cake Bombing. The fall made me do it. If you live in NYC, you will have a chance to see more of what is about to become GraffEati. Have you ever eaten food off the floor, or from a complete stranger, or just found some food that no one was claiming? You will be tempted to. You just might…..some of you will. Stay tuned. Let’s bring this 2014 to the end and raise up victorious. Resolution lists need to be written now and changes need to begin happening before January 1st. Deuces! ✌️ #CulinaryHarassment #TrueCooks #GraffEati #BalkansFinest #QueensFinest (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

No one can motivate you but you.  You may be inspired by folks, but motivation is homegrown.  Friday is payday yet after bills, loans, child support and other necessities you’re left with fist full of coins.  I gave up religion after many years of full blown belief.  And even though I am godless now I am certainly not without faith.  This is how I motivate myself, I verbalize out loud what I want in life:  “Every day you must sharpen your focus.  Every day you have to clench your mental fist and throw few warm up jabs, hooks and uppercuts at determination.  Upon wakening you must read from the Discipline Bible, verses of Humility in the chapter of Indisputable Persistence for Self Growth. Remember the road traveled so that you can pave the new ways successfully.  Show kindness not weakness.  Weakness is pain, sweat and exhaustion leaving the body.  If you have nothing positive to say do not speak.  Work as if you’re leading by example.  Work as if you’re setting the new standard. Work as if you’re raising the bar.  Work as if you got shit to prove.  Strip yourself of your rank and your pay grade.  Coach the coachable.  Lead those who yearn for knowledge. Shake hands firmly and look folks in the eye when you speak to them.  Do not be the first one in line for family meal. And if you’re first in line for family meal, let the person behind you go before you.  Speak with bass in your voice.  Sound off.  To have authority you need to be respected.  What are the steps that need to be climbed in order to be respected?  Respect yourself, love yourself and accept yourself as you are.  You are perfection chiseled by the very stardust carried over to planet Earth having traveled the Universe first. And you were marinated in water for nine months.  You are perfect blend of atoms, molecules, minerals, metal and 80% of self is water.  Water makes new blood.  And majority of Earth is covered in it.  So stay hydrated so that you can stay focused.  Believe in yourself.”  Take Friday by the groin and own it!  Peace and love to my True Cooks. I wish you the same strength I wish for myself.  🙌salute🙌 #culinaryharassment #truecooks #motivation #inspiration  (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)

No one can motivate you but you. You may be inspired by folks, but motivation is homegrown. Friday is payday yet after bills, loans, child support and other necessities you’re left with fist full of coins. I gave up religion after many years of full blown belief. And even though I am godless now I am certainly not without faith. This is how I motivate myself, I verbalize out loud what I want in life: “Every day you must sharpen your focus. Every day you have to clench your mental fist and throw few warm up jabs, hooks and uppercuts at determination. Upon wakening you must read from the Discipline Bible, verses of Humility in the chapter of Indisputable Persistence for Self Growth. Remember the road traveled so that you can pave the new ways successfully. Show kindness not weakness. Weakness is pain, sweat and exhaustion leaving the body. If you have nothing positive to say do not speak. Work as if you’re leading by example. Work as if you’re setting the new standard. Work as if you’re raising the bar. Work as if you got shit to prove. Strip yourself of your rank and your pay grade. Coach the coachable. Lead those who yearn for knowledge. Shake hands firmly and look folks in the eye when you speak to them. Do not be the first one in line for family meal. And if you’re first in line for family meal, let the person behind you go before you. Speak with bass in your voice. Sound off. To have authority you need to be respected. What are the steps that need to be climbed in order to be respected? Respect yourself, love yourself and accept yourself as you are. You are perfection chiseled by the very stardust carried over to planet Earth having traveled the Universe first. And you were marinated in water for nine months. You are perfect blend of atoms, molecules, minerals, metal and 80% of self is water. Water makes new blood. And majority of Earth is covered in it. So stay hydrated so that you can stay focused. Believe in yourself.” Take Friday by the groin and own it! Peace and love to my True Cooks. I wish you the same strength I wish for myself. 🙌salute🙌 #culinaryharassment #truecooks #motivation #inspiration (at Culinary Harassment Kitchen)