Beast Restaurant Review

This post marks the first restaurant review on The Chef Life, and the restaurant I will be talking about is none other than Beast. Chef Scott Vivian who worked through the ranks of Jamie Kennedy restaurants runs the show at Beast, located in the converted house that was the site of Susur Lee’s first restaurant, … Continue reading

What I Ate Wednesday: Poached Eggs

While G is busy in the kitchen – both at home and at work – I’m often able to enjoy the fruits of his labour. Today I want to show you What I Ate (and what The Chef Life prepared) Wednesday: Check out what others are eating every Wednesday: Happy eats, everyone! – J

Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

This recipe is a great one to have as a cook. It is super flexible, not terribly difficult, fast to prep (long to cool and set), and looks  fancy. Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream and as the name suggests cream is the main ingredient. Gelatin is added to the mix to set the … Continue reading

The Bitter Unchangeable Law

Rachael and Me

Some of you may have wondered where I went. Two Mondays ago, I lost my step-sister, Rachael. She was 27 years old and died of a pulmonary blood clot in the same house she was born in. Despite experiencing asthmatic symptoms, she trekked up North to celebrate her fathers 60th birthday with all of us … Continue reading