Monday, June 22, 2015

Southern inspired recipe for the Lee Brothers


One of the coolest things about being a kid chef is that you get to meet and research cool chefs. One set of those cool chefs are the Lee Brothers.

The Lee Brothers have southern roots, and they are always pushing the envelope, they also have great cook books.

That got me thinking about this great pimento cheese I make and how could I push the envelope?



So, I decided to make this Pimento Macaroni and Cheese with a corn bread topping, I started with a blend of smoked cheeses 




including: Smoked Gruyere,Smoked Mozzarella,  Sharp Cheddar and Monterrey Jack.  I added half and half and 2 eggs. I then decided on some smoked salt, smoked paprika and pepper. I fire roasted a red pepper and diced it up fine. I used about 3/4 of it.
  
Then I mixed it all together and ladled it into some small square pan I have for an individual portion.


I knew I wanted a cornbread crumb topping so I whipped up a regular Jiffy mix and after it was done crumbled it into a small skillet with butter.

I topped each with some additional cheese and the butter crumbs and baked it up.

Next I thought about a doing some Catfish to go with. I used 1/2 cup of half and half and added some vinegar and some paprika, hot sauce and cayenne. I let the fish marinade a couple of hours. Then I saw those cornbread crumbs and thought why not? I simply dredged the fish and pan fried it.

I know I wanted a hot sauce so I used some Crystals, vinegar, Steen's syrup and butter and cooked it down for the top of the fish.



The cornbread give a nice slightly sweet flavor and the fish was super tender and moist. Pretty Unusual but hey that is why cooking is fun.


I forgot the Lee Brothers have a new Show on Ovation TV and  I cant wait to watch. Maybe I can even get a guest spot!













Love the Cabbage Leaf,

Logan




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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fathers Day Steak Cookout With Stuart Edge

Logan Guleff Stuart Edge

Stuart  Edge I am a big FAN!

I had an amazing time! It was so cool to cook for all the Dads. I created a special seasoning blend,called Logan's Rub SE blend it is a great seasoning it will help you turn an ordinary steak and make it closer to a Wagyu beef steak it is available for pre order.



Now speaking of the Wagyu beef it was incredibly marbled so marbled that if it had any more marbling it wouldn't be a steak! This normally is kinda gross to me, but the fat is where most of the delicious flavor comes from. The seasoning created a crispy coat and that gave a difference in texture. 

I paired it with a Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato, Scorched Orange Pepper puree and grilled asparagus. I garnished with some wasabi peas.

Logan Guleff Stuart Edge YoutubeI also served my signature Rosemary Peppercorn Smoked Lemonade perfectly smoky herby and tangy.


Thanks again for all the fun. It was amazing and cool!
Logan Guleff Stuart Edge Youtube Utah Fathers DayLOVED IT!
Love the Cabbage
Logan




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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Get Shorty


I was nominated for a
Shorty Award in the Food Category. Shorty's are awards for Social Media Excellence. The award show was in NYC. Now, I love NYC, so I asked my Grandma if she would take me. She said yes, so we got tickets and headed to the Awards.

Logan MasterChef Winner

It was held near Times Square and that is one of the coolest spots in NYC. We had a good hotel and the adventures just were NYC were great.

Shorty Awards MasterChef Winner LoganWe ate at Guy Fieri's restaurant and boy was it good. To be honest. I had low expectations cause it is hooked into that whole Celebrity  Chef thing but they kicked it out of the park. Amazing!

I ordered the food we saw on one of the triple D episodes and yum! It was a party!

Sashimi tacos, egg rolls, and fried calamari with a Mac and Cheese burger to share. All really good!
I think the sashimi tacos were the best, but mom thinks the Mac and Cheese burger!

Logan MasterChef New York Shorty AwardsWe then went to the 9/11 memorial and while it was very sad it was also very moving and well historic. I guess I understand about it better since it happened before I was born.

The Award show was really fun- and funny they had little appetizers which were just killer good.

LOVED them. I did not win but as Grandma says I have time!
It was such a great trip Grandma even got us all cool watches cause it was a good time, special time, and great time.


MasterChef and Grandma

Thanks Grandma I loved it!
(including the van ride)

We also visited Christina Tosi MILK but that is another post!

Love the cabbage Leaf
Logan



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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Interview with WKNO. PBS interview in Memphis,TN

My Interview with WKNO. PBS interview in Memphis,TN

This was so much fun and my last local tv station to be on. Yes, I have even been on Library TV.






WKNO, thanks for having me.

Love the Cabbage Leaf,
Logan

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Memphis In May World Championship BBQ contest!

Memphis In May World Championship BBQ Contest!

MasterChef Winner

Now, in Memphis, that line means a lot to all of us! Memphis is the best for Blues and BBQ.
I mean if you don't know anything about BBQ, you best MOVE.
It is that serious. Even Veggies have to be smoked and sauced!
MasterChef Winner Junior
Memphis in May is a month long festival that celebrates Music and BBQ and Soul Food.
MasterChef Winner Junior US


I knew I wanted to be a BBQ Judge when I was like 5 and after I went to White House, they let me take the Judge's Class, so I would be prepared when they asked me to be a Judge.

Now this is an honor for anyone and I took the job super serious! I brought my A game and tried to be as serious as all the people in the room.
MasterChefJr Winner Junior
Believe me they were not too easy on me - standards are high, they went from Suspicious to Curious to Respectful to Happy!

I ate. I judged. I upheld the long line of BBQ lovers and hopefully made Memphis proud.

I know you may not understand the depth of the Honor I was given, but trust me I did!
All I can say the food was good. ok, out of this world! I judged exotics, beef, seafood, RIBS, and WHOLE HOG! I mean The Shed won the entire thing, I might have helped judge that!

Thank you Memphis in May and Thank you Judges. It was an honor to sit with you!

Love the Cabbage Leaf,
Logan


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bam! Cooking for Make-A-Wish!

Cooking a 12 top with

Felicia Suzanne was just - WOW!

Ok, Memphis, if you have not tried Felecia Suzanne your missing something special. Chef Felicia was Emeril's Bam apprentice and she runs one of the tightest kitchens in Memphis. She is in the kitchen expatiating and really working the line. 

I loved it!
Logan MasterChef Winner
She invited me to do a fund raiser Dishes for Wishes and tossed in this exclusive dinner in her kitchen. Now most Chefs try too keep folks out of the Kitchen but Chef Felicia opens hers up on a regular basis and it is entertainment to the max.

She let me make up some menu items and BAM! we were off! 

Winner Master Chef I am not going to talk much but let these pictures speak for me! 
If you missed it you missed a TREAT!

I, then went back a few weeks later for the Dishes-For-Wishes main event and I had even for fun. Cooking and Serving and helping wishes come true. If you don't know Make-A-Wish provides wishes for kids who are sick. I mean how cool is that.

Memphis Winner MasterChefJr

If Felicia Suzanne ever offers me the chance to work in her kitchen I assure you I will say YES!

MasterChefJunior Winner
So, run don't walk down town and have dinner or lunch tell them Logan sent you! I promise some 4 star food from an exceptional Chef and a Crack TEAM! Thanks for having me.

MasterChef Junior
Love the Cabbage Leaf,
Logan
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' State Dinner Contest !!!!


Enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids's State Dinner Contestant !!!!

Go to: http:/www.pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge




I entered in 2012 and LOVED it! Now it is your turn so get in the kitchen and start cooking time is running out!
Logan










































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