More by Ryan K. Parker

Ryan Parker

Chef | Host of The Food Craftsmen
Brother to two awesome people & son to amazing parents (love you guys). I live in Alameda, CA with my wonderful fiancé and our two dogs.

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3 Ways I am getting ready for New Media Expo ’14 in Las Vegas

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Get Ready for New Media Expo: I have decided to take the plunge this year and go to New Media Expo this January (4-6) in Las Vegas, NV. This is the first time I have decided to invest in my career by going to a conference, and is not related directly to a school, or […]

Why Gary Vaynerchuk is Flat Out Wrong? He’s not.

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What Not to Learn From Michael Schein… Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, author (his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World is available for preorder now), and the face of Wine Library TV.

One iPhone App that Helps You in the Kitchen: Ratio

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  Ratio: The iPhone app for experienced cooks If you have been reading for anytime now you know I do not like being a slave to the recipe. I prefer to learn the techniques behind cooking and gain that ‘freedom’ of experimenting.  Recipes are for the weak, the un-adventurous, the newbies. Learning techniques behind the […]

Anthony Bourdain in Detroit for Parts Unknown Season 2 Finale

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National Coverage of Detroit Brings Debate as to How Detroit is Shown on Air: Anthony Bourdain toured Detroit in July to film his show Parts Unknown, which airs sunday nights on CNN. The show aired last Sunday night and immediately stirred the hornets nest for not showing Detroit in the proper “light.” decided that there weren’t enough African […]

Homaro Cantu Shares What It Was Like To Work With Chef Trotter

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Homaro Cantu reflects on what it was like working for Charlie Trotter Post by Homaro Cantu.   I never had the pleasure, the honor, of dining at a Charlie Trotter restaurant. It was always a bit out of reach financially. It will be a regret that I have now that I can no longer do […]

Simplicity, Far From Simple


 If you think simplicity is boring, you are wrong. Yep, I said it… Simplicity is not boring, but it is damn hard to achieve.

The Making of A Lemon Pie

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Working with Aunt Laveda to make Lemon Pie There is not one thing more special to me than cooking with

Sandor Katz & How to Make a Frittata


Podcast: Download This week I talk about Sandor Katz latest book, The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World, which is quickly

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