I am the last person who should be asked to only write a few sentences.
Nevertheless, while I don't put much faith in these sites, I have been prodded by my staff to give it a try. A promise is a promise.
I am perspicacious, expansive, and inpreturbable
What I’m doing with my life
I am the chef/owner of a seasonal restaurant at the Jersey shore. So basically, I work and pay bills all summer and then spend the fall and winter plotting the next season.
I’m really good at
I am a really good traveler. Plonk me down anywhere you like on the globe and I will find something to do, eat or see in short order.
The first things people usually notice about me
People seem to be amazed that I'm tall. Actually, I'm not that tall. 6'4" isn't even a point guard in the NBA, but it seems to be the first topic of every conversation I have in a bar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A.) The list could go on forever. Modern or Classic? Fiction or Non? Poetry? Cookbooks? History? Crap. I don't even know where to start. Let's just say that I enjoy reading John Maclean's A River Runs Through It each and every time I pick it up, and I have been doing that for almost 20 years.
B.) This is another daunting list. I recently enjoyed a German film Mostly Martha, which is about cooking, among other things. You should check it out with Stanley Tucci's Big Night as the double feature.
C.) I am a music ominivore, from funk to alt-country to indy to jazz and even classical. When I was 4 my parents took me, in the same year, to see Johnny Cash and Miles Davis. That is not a lie.
D.) Foie gras. Accept no substitutes.
The six things I could never do without
Family, books, foie gras, copper cookwear, books, sharp knives.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to squeeze another deuce onto the porch without it actually collapsing.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am engaged in that ballet cum fight club which is professional cooking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I make up elaborate scenarios about my cat's life while I am not around. I see him owning a cat restaurant in the back yard where he sells fresh caught birds and mice to housecats and kibble or fancy feast to feral cats.
Despite this, I am not at all weird. Which is itself weird.
You should message me if
It strikes your fancy.