12 posts by Brett Martinez

  In an unexpected twist, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the reigning king of competitive eating, has been barred from participating in America’s premier hot dog contest. The reason? His recent partnership with a vegan brand. The Legend of Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

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When most people think of smoking, their minds inevitably drift towards the barbecue: succulent ribs, tender brisket, and perfectly charred chicken. As a seasoned cook, I can assure you that the art of smoking extends far beyond the confines of

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I’ve explored countless kitchens around the world, tasting the unique flavors each culture has to offer. Yet, amidst this culinary journey, I’ve encountered numerous ingredients that seem to have slipped through the cracks of mainstream cuisine. Today, I want to

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I’ve journeyed across continents, immersing myself in diverse culinary traditions. Through these adventures, I’ve uncovered a profound appreciation for the fifth taste: umami. Often overshadowed by its counterparts—sweet, salty, sour, and bitter—umami holds the power to transform dishes with its

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Having tasted the culinary delights of countless cultures, I’ve come to realize that the art of cooking is not just about what you put on the table, but also about what you choose to leave off. My journey has taught

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As someone who has spent years navigating the complex world of flavors, both in kitchens and through travels across diverse culinary landscapes, I’ve come to appreciate the nuanced art of food pairing. This journey isn’t just about knowing what wines

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I’ve experienced the culinary wonders of the world—from the bustling night markets of Bangkok to the haute cuisine restaurants in Paris. Yet, one trend that has piqued my interest lately is entomophagy: the practice of eating insects. It may sound

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Studying culinary traditions around the world, I’ve discovered one universal truth: the essence of exceptional cuisine lies in the quality of its ingredients. In recent years, there has been a significant shift towards artisanal ingredients—locally sourced, organic produce, heirloom grains,

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As a seasoned cook and avid traveler, I’ve had the privilege of tasting culinary masterpieces from around the globe. Throughout my journey, one trend that has caught my attention and admiration is the growing popularity of low-carb eating. It’s more

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Traveling the world, I’ve had the privilege of exploring diverse cuisines and tasting the ocean’s bounty in myriad forms. Over time, my culinary adventures have underscored a crucial reality: the need for sustainable seafood practices. In this article, I’ll dive

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