It all started in the dish tank. Worked a grill at a high volume steak house, And trained under an amazing traditional chinese cook. Two years working at Andiamo Livonia, training under some of the best chefs in the state. The catering business started off as a hobby, a party here, a wine tasting there, and it sort of snowballed into what it is today.

I studied Graphic Design, under Steve Paulsen for two years, and which led to a passion for art of any kind. I started this blog just to share these interests of mine, and the evolution of my cooking and art to anybody willing to listen. I love food, art, and music of all varieties. Also, I am a huge lover of wine, good whiskey, and good scotch






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  1. Thanks for popping over to my work-in-progress! Glad you did – a blog full of food, art and wine – a pair of shoes or two and it’d be perfect πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to reading more.

  2. Dropped by to thank you for checking out my blog and liking today’s recipe, Mom’s Boiled Dinner. As a transplanted Detroiter, it was a pleasant surprise to see you work(ed) in Livonia. Now I have to “follow” you.

  3. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it! We Irish got to keep together πŸ˜‰
    That’s really cool that you started your own catering business. My dad started his a few months after I was born, so I definitely know what it’s like!

    Good luck and best wishes!
    Marie Kenney

    • That, we do. And thanks for the well wishes. I must say, you have the most comprehensive book list I’ve ever seen. A list of every book I have ever read would be shadowed by that of your own. Could you pick five favorites if you had to?

      • Well thanks πŸ™‚ I haven’t read half of them yet, but now that summer is coming…
        Gosh, that’s a really hard question. I guess it would have to be Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Sword of Truth, and Dracula. But seriously, my list of favorites goes on and on.

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  4. We have a lot in common I see, Brandon. Music, food, art, whiskey … πŸ˜‰ – I was just commenting today on a NYT blog post titled “Sod off, scotch” discussing my affinity for the amber-colored spirits and committing to drinking Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day. (Um, in addition to Guinness, that is) And then, later today, I just tweeted about an upcoming food and music fest in NYC this May! All stem from the same passions for art, yes? (And in my case, science.) Anyway …thanks so much for liking today’s post on my blog Play a Good Knife and Fork (http://blog.pknewby.com). I appreciate it! Visit again! Cheers, PK (@pknewby)

  5. I glad you liked my Curry article, sorry if you thought it was an amazing new recipe! An Irishman with a taste for Scotch, nice. I’m afraid I can only muster a bit of London blood, but I still enjoy a good Scotch, well any old scotch will do! I’m not a connoisseur or a gourmet, but I do like food and drink! top ‘o’ the morning to you Brandon

  6. I saw you liked the post on my blog, nicolebrait.com about Heirloom veggies and fruits. If it’s seeds you’re looking for http://www.vickstersvine.com, another blogger, mentioned D. Landreth as another good place to get heirloom seeds. I checked out their web site and it looks good. Lots of good info.

  7. Thanks for liking my post… From the looks of the above comments, you have been very busy today. It is so easy to get sucked in to blogging for hours. Speaking of which, I need to get up and go work on dinner/my next blog post… Thanks again!

  8. Returning the favor. Thanks for liking my blog, especially on its first post! Man, you’ve got your ear on the food board! Keep on bloggin!

  9. Surely, a thirsty Irishman such as yourself favors a fine Irish whiskey over the coarser Scottish brews – I love your grease stained kitchen shirt above – brings back fond memories!

  10. Thanks for stopping by oceannah! Glad you liked the curry dish! I’ve not been behind the line for many years now, the picture of you and your bud brings back good memories though…the heat, the frantic pace…the ENERGY of a packed house, yeah.

  11. Man… each page was more interesting than the previous one. The photos of your food are mouth-watering delights! I guess your artistic flair can be utilized in artwork or creating culinary masterpieces. Talent galore…
    Thanks for liking my post so I had the joy of viewing your great stuff!

  12. Thanks for checking out my blog and for the “like”. It’s very cool finding the great things that people are doing – your work (and blog) are amazing. I’m at the airport now and off for a pre-flight margarita. Thanks again for reading!

  13. Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking it. I’m an American of Irish ancestry, and while I’m not into drink particularly, I’m definitely into food and love the new healthy cuisine trends. Keep doing what you do!

  14. Nice space you’ve got here. Thanks for the “like” on the squid and ramps recipe, and good luck to you with your catering business. It’s tough out there but I think you will do well.

  15. Thanks for the like, always like to see some form of traffic on my blog! Your food looks very hearty and delicious, I’m surprised you are not a round, ruddy cheeked chef (I kid). Will be swinging by your site again.

    • Ha! You would be surprised how often I get the shocked looks… “Wait, YOU can cook like THIS? Where do you put it all?” But, alas, there is time yet for my metabolism to catch up with my vices. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Glad you stopped by my blog – happy to read what you’re up to! I’ll take tattoos and whiskey and night of the week in between PTA and cooking dinner. Glad to be in touch πŸ™‚

  17. Thanks for the “like”! Just exploring your site now and having to stop & wipe my mouth with a towel every so often… OMG, delicious… πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks for stopping by and liking my Cindy Bear Cake. I love your site and all therein. Very creative. I always admire cooking artisty…….I’m such a novice! I look forward to watching more!

  19. Thank you so much for liking my random pancake post. I’ve had a browse through your blog and I simply love it! I designed a couple of desserts myself when I was still in college (it’s one of the my earlier posts) and I enjoy people’s creativity with food. Keep up the good work!


  20. Great blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. So, as a recent convert to scotch, I ask…what do you recommend? For whiskey, I am partial to Makers Mark (mostly for its cool packaging…love that drippy wax top). I look forward to more posts (am partial to anything edible with cheese). Peace!

    • I swear by Johnny Walker Green Label. Less than half the price of Blue. Delicious. As for whiskey, Maker’s Mark is quite delicious, but Jameson is my favorite Irish whiskey. Devil’s Cut, By Jim Beam is by far the best bourbon I have ever had.

    • I must say I noticed the same thing my friend. Unfortunately no. I have been so swamped this last month between work and planning these wine tastings I have had no time to divvy up to drawing. You will be the first to know.

  21. Hi!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and giving me a like! I am glad you did because now I know you are here. I love your food, art, very nice! The food so good… I need to sign off because after visiting you, I’m super hungry. Wishing you the best!
    In health,

  22. Hey There, B.
    You’re from Michigan? My grandma is an Irishwoman from Michigan…. could we be related??? Like long lost cyber Irish blog cousins… or something… *trails off into awkward silence*
    Your name makes me want to cook for you.
    Sweet site – I’ll be back, keep up the good work! πŸ˜‰

    • This may have been my favorite comment to date. I am from Michigan, and I suppose anythings possible. Other than my own grandmother, I have had others cook for me maybe three times, so that would be welcome. Thanks for stopping by cyber cousin

      • Anytime πŸ˜‰ I live in Vermont now, but give me some notice and I’d love to feed ya. Family’s everything!

  23. Hi,

    Thank you for liking my “Partridgeberry..” post on my “arnnarn.com” blog. I hope you come back often.

    I’ve been reading yours and all I say is I am so glad it is lunchtime! If only I was closer.


  24. I am following your blog and signed up to receive your posts via email, but have not seen any in a while and concerned that you are ok. Of course, if you are like me, you might just be really, really busy. Juliana

    • Thank you very much for your concern Juliana. And yes, I have been unbelievably busy. I do know, however that this is no excuse for neglecting my blog. I intend to get back into the grind and keep it going. Thanks for checking in on me!

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