Food has always been a passion of mine. Please join me as I hit spots around the world in search of great meals.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Getting Back in the Kitchen

What happens when the knives go dull and you can’t find your cooking passion anymore? Where do you look for inspiration? How do you dig it up? I have been having this problem as of late to be honest with you, I’m not sure how it happened or how come I haven’t been in the mood to cook as of late. There are no real answers to be honest; there is only one thing that is left to do in this instance…turn on my Mexican Music.

I don’t know, maybe it’s the home I grew up in or what ever, but there is something that goes hand and hand with music when I cook. Maybe it’s the romance to the music, I don’t know, it just gets me flowing and chopping like a mad man. I can have four pots going at one time, cutting and prepping, and of course tasting all the flavors to see how they are blending. Those who spend time behind the stove know what I am talking about.

Yet, I feel this coming week is going to be a good cooking week for the kid. I will make sure and take some pictures and post here. When I start to heat up the pans again I really do enjoy doing it with Mexican Food on the menu. Thus, be looking for some of that stuff I learned as a kid sitting next to my mom and pops in their restaurant or at home.

Thus, let the cooking begin!!!

Friday, March 17, 2006


Often as I’m walking down the street here in NYC I’m stopped by average everyday New Yorkers and this is what they say, “Hey, I love your blog.” Yeah, I know, I know, being a celebrity isn’t easy my friends. But I figure fan stopping The Rooster isn’t a bad thing for I’m not one of those guys saying, I don’t want to be a role model like so many pro athletes. Nope, I extend my hand and say hello. You know, I give them a smile and sign an autograph or two. It’s just how I roll.

Now I was looking at AMNEWYORK (a small morning paper here in NYC for the many fans worldwide who might not know) and they are having a contest about the best blogs in NYC. I have won so many damn awards and stuff that this doesn’t seem important to me…thus, if you want to support some fellow bloggers here are the ones I’m voting for. Not that I’m trying to tell you who to vote for or anything.


– He is one of the oldest blogs I have read and I call him the Rock Star of NYC Bloggers. Him some Dwarf and some hippie rocker guy have been on my list from the get go. But The Tao is a funny mix of NYC with the world. Follow this guy as he travels around the word and to every borough here in NYC…visit both his sites when you have the chance.


– What a champ she is. A crossword, karate chopping, beer drinking, looking for love in the city type of girl, and did I mention that she’s cute to boot!!

Little Vamp – Little Vampy is sick now but she’s trying to get better so we can meet up to eat at some of the finer and not so finer things and places here in NYC. If you know of a hole in the wall that you love the chances are the Vampy has been there.


– Some new girl to the blog world. I love her rants and you have to smile at the wide range of crazy stuff she writes. Her first post on your blog is by far one of the better posts this year.

The view written above are that and those of “The Rooster” and are law. Thus, if you don’t vote please let me know so I can send you a pound of horse crap from my ranch back in California. Nuff said.

Vote Here: AM New York

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mr. Gordon Parks Nov. 30, 1912 - March 7, 2006

We lost a giant in the world of the arts today, Mr. Gordon Parks. I have never been an artist, a writer, or a film producer in any way so I'm no expert. Yet, I very much loved the work of the man. He was a soft spoken man when I would see him interviewed and like many artists his mind always seemed to be working inside on something deeper while speaking. He had so much grace about him and always humble about what he accomplished. Something that is hard to find today in this world of self-righteous artists, but when it came to conquering the arts he was the real deal.

In closing, it is my humble opinion that Gordon Parks was the greatest all around artist of the last century. For that alone you should be willing read up on the man and his works. He was a giant…RIP Gordon