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Friday, July 21, 2006



I just watched one of the free videos.
I liked it, but i think the front of their website lets them down. There is no indication of who the chefs even are, as far as I can find.[So thanks for providing me with that info]
I am not sure if they follow up with a printed version of the recipes too? I would find that a necessity myself, because whilst I like to watch the movie, I don't see myself cooking live from one. I would need out of the recipe too.
Thanks for sharing, that and everything else!



The Jamaican beef patties sound intriguing. I googled and the filling is curry? Immediately brings to mind the Chinese curry pies/tart/puffs which is a ground beef curry mix in a flaky (on the sweet side) pastry. Mmmm, may have get over to Sheng Kee Bakery tomorrow...

btw, an interesting article which links curry filled pastries around the world http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/the_samosa_diaspora/



RESponse to KITCHEN pirate comments from one of them; All of the videos(except the freebie at the home page) are fronted with a printable recipe and detailed methodology. Just sign up and you have access to the whole index of classes and how it all works. Thanks for the comment. we'll adjust.
As to who we are.....it ain't important. just kitchen grunts with something to share.


You can get some yummy beef patties at Back A Yard in Menlo Park (http://www.backayard.net/). They also make great jerk pork/chicken and oxtail stew. It's right off the 101 at the Willow Road exit so it's easy to get to.


You just *have* to make it to Etxebarri next time you are in San Sebastian. You'll thank me for it.


fiona kennedy

Hey Brett,
I was just in the bay area recently and my family had our event catered by backayard (www.backayard.net)in Menlo Park. Really yummy meat patties. They also do some mean braised oxtail. Let me know if you like it.


Love the blog!


Sam, see blister's response.

Sandy, thanks for the cool article. Jamaican beef patties remind me a lot of samosas that are stuffed with keema, spicy ground lamb.

Blister, thanks for responding to Sam's comments.

Armaburrito and Fiona, thanks for recommending Backayard. I'll have to go check it out very soon! Next time you're in town Fiona, drop me a line.

Pim, I'd love to make it there. Again, it's been deleted from my upcoming trip. *sigh* So much to eat, so little time.

Ulla, thanks!


Sometimes after soccer I get freshly baked spicy meat patties from Art's Jamaican Market in Oakland. So good. Call first to make sure they aren't sold out, b/c they often are all gone by lunchtime.

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