Wine Down Wednesday featuring Chef Chad 11/28/2018
Q: What’s your earliest food memory?
CC: My parents’ and grandparents’ kitchens. My Papa had a lake that had lots of catfish where we’d go fishing and cook it southern style after.
Q: Who has influenced your cooking the most?
CC: My dad and grandmother.
Q: What’s your favorite go-to ingredient?
CC: Potatoes. I can do anything with potatoes.
Q: What are some of your signature dishes?
CC: Good colcannon, enchiladas, and gourmet burgers.
Q: What did you choose to make for Wine Down Wednesday?
CC: Chicken Fried Steak, mash, and veggies paired with Prince de Lise, Blanc de Blancs Brut, champagne.
Q: What was the inspiration for the dish?
CC: It got me into eating meat again. I had been a vegetarian since I was 23 and Chicken Fried Steak got me.
Q: If you could cook a meal for anyone, who would it be?
CC: My mom.
Q: Dumbest thing you’ve ever done with food or in a kitchen?
CC: Mac & Cheese with sour cream, and an onion glaze. It wasn’t edible. I’d advise to not try it.
Q: What would we find in your kitchen at home?
CC: Pork loin and potatoes for sure. Carrots, celery, and a handful of spices.
Q: Most memorable meal?
CC: With my mom and dad at a steakhouse by the woods. I love their Chicken Fried Steak.
Q: What food is your guilty pleasure?
CC: Burgers, not good for you. But I love ‘em.
Q: What’s your last meal on earth, if you had the chance to choose?
CC: Chicken Fried Steak breakfast would be a good comforting meal.