Friday, July 13, 2012

Inside The Chef's Studio with Dottore Gustavo: 99% Bittersweet

And now, another edition of Inside the Chef's Studio with Dottore Gustavo:

Japanese horror film or a batch of fettucini about to be cut?
99% BitterSweet has been one badass-a-licious knife-for-hire since the age of 14. She has done catering. She has been a personal chef. She has done recipe development for restaurants and cafes, including her award-winning vegan meatballs for Breakroom Cafe in Oakland, CA.

When she isn't developing recipes, blogging or experimenting with food BitterSweet is cooking up something her husband has killed and teaching their kids the way of the knife.

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What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?


In N' Out cheeseburger w/ onions and a Dr. Pepper. 


What is your favorite curse word?


I like them all. I curse proudly. After all I am a truck driver's daughter.


What is your favorite knife?


I am forever a Wüsthof girl.


Which sports franchise would you prefer to win their respective championship game? Against which other sports franchise?


I don't care. I'm not into sports like that. I'd rather be hired to cook snacks while you watch the sporty games. I do like a good baseball game every now and again.


What would be your last meal?


1 bottle of Guenoc Petite Syrah 1997.

Cucumber salad, Grandma's stuffed cabbage with kielbasa, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.

A tray of petifours (from Neldham's, now called A Taste of Denmark) in Oakland.

2 Hennessy sidecars.


If you weren't a chef, what would you want to do?


Stargate travel and off world exploration… what? That's a real job, right?


What profession would you not want to do?


Crime scene cleaner.


What's your preferred hot sauce?


They all have their place, but I always reach for Cholula, Sriracha or my new favorite... "@ssburn", made by my cousin.


If Hell exists, what food does the devil force chefs to cook for eternity?


I suppose all chefs have their albatross but I'll happily cook or bake anything with love, or hate, as per requested, as long as Señor Satan doesn't make me do the dishes…