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Making Kadaifi Shrimp with Googlers

Recently, I was invited by Google Food to talk with Googlers.  I was incredibly thrilled – finally I got to see what’s inside those whimsical binoculars. I had the pleasure of demonstrating one of my favorite dishes, Kadaifi Shrimp, from “Röckenwagner” my first cookbook.   This dish definitly has a wow factor, make it for […]

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German Potato Salad

There is something special about a country that celebrates its independence by gathering with friends and family. Backyard picnics and barbecuing burgers and hot dogs are time-honored, Fourth of July traditions I can fully stand behind. Over the years, I’ve come to accept that what my stateside friends consider potato salad will never be what […]

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Pepper-Crusted Short Ribs for Father’s Day

Pepper-Crusted Short Ribs will be our Father’s Day Special at 3 Square Café and Röckenwagner Bakery. Why? It’s manly! This is so delicious every dad should have it on his day. For people who are out of town, the recipe is right here. As with any good steak, curing short ribs in the refrigerator slightly […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Quinoa Benedict – Your Mom Will Love It! I have been in the restaurant industry in Los Angeles for almost 30 years – an absolute truth I have learned – Mother’s Day = Brunch.  Mother’s love a home cooked meal they don’t have to cook themselves.  I have an impressive but easy recipe for you that will […]

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Lamb Burgers – An Easter Tradition

I raised my kids in sunny Southern California and I can not remember an Easter egg hunt on an overcast day. It’s always on the perfect, Los Angeles, Sunday afternoon – perfect for family and friends to gather, grill out, and revel in each other’s company. Grilling burgers is an American tradition I have adopted with gusto. […]

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THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY DISH, JÄGERSCHNITZEL.

My wife has numerable qualities that I fell in love with, but her love of food is one I cherish daily. Jägerschnitzel has always been one of our favorite dishes to make together at home. I included the recipe in Das Cookbook because the many memories I hold in my heart. Jägerschnitzel is both comfort […]

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Das Cookbook: Rediscovering My Childhood Cuisine

It has been seventeen years since I wrote my first cookbook, and a lot has changed since then. I traded in the chef’s whites of the high-end restaurant I owned, operated, and cooked in for twenty-three years for the civvies of a startup entrepreneur/baker. The food scene has moved from formal kitchens helmed by classically […]

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