benjamin j kirby



The Mediocre Chef

The Mediocre Chef: Butter Chicken

But I am also a sucker for Indian food, and particularly butter chicken. So we decided to give this a try.

The Mediocre Chef: Roast Chicken

Roasting a chicken in the slow cooker is not only one of the easiest things you can do, it's one of the best. Do it right, and if you have kids or company, they'll think you're a star (not a... Continue Reading →

The Mediocre Chef: Fried Chicken

Look, I love food. And I love Southern food. But fried chicken will be my Holy Grail. It will be my Everest, my going to be my ongoing experiment. It's going to take a little while to perfect, but when I get it right, I'll know.

The Mediocre Chef: Pancakes

Sure, even a mediocre chef can make pancakes. But for me, pancakes represent something a little more complicated than a some batter and a hot griddle. They are a part of the family. They are deeply ingrained in my history, my consciousness. Pancakes are in my DNA.

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