KITCHIT: WHAT IS THE ONE KITCHEN TOOL (OTHER THAN A GOOD CHEF'S KNIFE) THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
J. JACKSON: A good spice grinder - I love to create my own spice blends.
WHERE CAN YOU BE FOUND/WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON YOUR DAYS OFF?
I'm a chef that loves to eat. You can find me at my chef friends' restaurants or writing for my food blog: www.foodiesandfatties.com
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL DINNER PARTY OR EVENT:
A completely customized private party where we create a menu we've never done before.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A CHEF?
The look on a client's face when I exceed their expectations. That surprise and joy is priceless.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DISH?
Anything on a plate.
DESCRIBE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MEAL:
A proposal dinner for a friend. It was the most touching thing I've ever been a part of as a chef.
I KNEW THAT I WANTED TO BE A CHEF WHEN:
My mother threw me in the kitchen :)
THE FIRST DISH I EVER LEARNED TO COOK WAS:
MY BEVERAGE OF CHOICE IS:
Dos Equis...stay thirsty my friends
FIVE INGREDIENTS I ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND ARE:
Salt, pepper, bacon, an orange, and BUTTER.
MY IDEA OF COMFORT FOOD IS:
Any food that transports you "home"
MY FAVORITE FOOD CITY IS:
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE YOUR NEXT VACATION?
MY "GUILTY PLEASURE" FOOD IS:
WHEN I'M AT HOME AND COOKING JUST FOR MYSELF, I MAKE:
Grilled Cheese...a thousand ways
MY FAVORITE PERSON/PEOPLE TO COOK FOR IS/ARE:
Anyone that appreciates the love I put into it
MY FAVORITE SEASON FOR COOKING
MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR IS:
MY FAVORITE COOKBOOK IS:
The Flavor Bible
THE DISH THAT MY MOTHER/GRANDMOTHER WILL ALWAYS MAKE BEST IS:
TWO EGGS "MY WAY" ARE:
Over easy...I'm a sucker for a runny yolk
THE FIVE SPICES/HERBS I TEND TO USE MOST ARE:
Salt, pepper, cumin, basil, and paprika
MY FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL IS:
Frosted Flakes! It's got the taste adults have grown to love. They're GGGGGGreat!