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The Fire House Chef

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Geared towards proving that "anyone can cook", the Fire House Chef (AKA - Ryan McKay) will break down the barriers and fears that surround cooking. I will stress the importance of family and food and that with one comes the other. Be it in the Fire House or at home, you will walk away from The Fire House Chef with the belief that cooking is for the many, not the few

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Geared towards proving that "anyone can cook", the Fire House Chef (AKA - Ryan McKay) will break down the barriers and fears that surround cooking. I will stress the importance of family and food and that with one comes the other. Be it in the Fire House or at home, you will walk away from The Fire House Chef with the belief that cooking is for the many, not the few

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The Empanadas Episode...

By LuvGSPointers - May 07 2013
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Question...Where was the Tequila bottle? Not only were there verbal blurps but written ones too. Love the episode anyway. Gave it character.

Outstanding show

By GEORGE THEODOROY - Oct 12 2012
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Thank you from Baltimore City Fire Department Show help a lot

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
2
0
1
0

The Empanadas Episode...

By LuvGSPointers - May 07 2013
Read more
Question...Where was the Tequila bottle? Not only were there verbal blurps but written ones too. Love the episode anyway. Gave it character.

Outstanding show

By GEORGE THEODOROY - Oct 12 2012
Read more
Thank you from Baltimore City Fire Department Show help a lot
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The Fire House Chef

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Geared towards proving that "anyone can cook", the Fire House Chef (AKA - Ryan McKay) will break down the barriers and fears that surround cooking. I will stress the importance of family and food and that with one comes the other. Be it in the Fire House or at home, you will walk away from The Fire House Chef with the belief that cooking is for the many, not the few

Rank #1: Avocados

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Avocados (AKA: Butter of the Gods). In this episode, we learn about the most wonderful Mexican fruit, the avocado. I present it's most classic presentation, Guacamole, and offer a chance to learn alternative recipes. This is part 1 of 2. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Jun 15 2011

7mins

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Rank #2: Salsa

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Salsa - You asked for it so here you go, Salsa. I show you the reason I use Roma, what on Earth a Tomatillo is, the authentic classic style salsa and lastly a gourmet smoky green salsa. Rate me on iTunes please! For more info, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Oct 16 2011

8mins

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Rank #3: Mustard

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Mustard - This is the second installment of my Condiment series. In this episode, I break down Mustard, demystify how to make it (and show how ridiculously easy it is to make it), and then throw together the classic Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com

Aug 06 2011

5mins

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Rank #4: Backyard Burgers

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Backyard Burgers - In this episode, we enjoy the waning days of summer and make some backyard burgers. We discuss what they are made of, how to make and cook them, and then top them with some of the homemade condiments from our previous episodes. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Aug 22 2011

7mins

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Rank #5: Christmas French Toast

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Christmas French Toast - December 25th, the big day where presents are opened while sitting around the Christmas tree, sipping on hot chocolate with Nat King Cole playing in the background... All that is missing is a great Firehouse breakfast, French Toast. In this episode, I show you that an inexpensive breakfast can still be luxurious, that which loaf you buy can be key, and that there are four major food groups (hint: we use one). For more, including the recipe, visit www.thefriehousechef.com.

Dec 17 2011

6mins

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Rank #6: Ketchup

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Ketchup - In this episode we take on the king of condiments, ketchup. We discuss what it is, how to make it, and what to eat it with. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Aug 14 2011

8mins

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Rank #7: Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts

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Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts - In this most traditional of holidays in which food is celebrated with family and friends, we explore the offerings of Thanksgiving. We discuss turkey, elementary school children's least favorite vegetables, and the importance of bacon fat. Oh, and we make a most memorable Brussels Sprouts side dish. Visit www.thefirehousechef.com for more.

Nov 16 2011

7mins

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Rank #8: College Food (Asian Noodle Soup)

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College Food (Asian Noodle Soup) - Had some collegate followers throw down a challenge of making firehouse worthy dorm food so here's the response. In this episode, we discuss fermented anchovies, what Coriander is, and that once you graduate the only thing left to do is to pay for it. Visit www.thefirehousechef.com for the recipe and more.

Dec 03 2011

7mins

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Rank #9: Pumpkin Soup

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Pumpkin Soup - Happy Halloween everyone! Let's make some Pumpkin Soup. I show that canned foods aren't always bad, soups are the best one pot meal and that Mint and Pumpkin really are a great combo. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com

Oct 24 2011

5mins

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Rank #10: Holiday Cookies

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Holiday Cookies - With Christmas fast approaching, we delve into the world of cookie making. We make some chewy cookies, discuss leavening agents, and quote the greatest Christmas movie ever made. Visit www.thefirehousechef.com for more.

Dec 10 2011

7mins

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Rank #11: Dutch Baby

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DutchBaby - In this episode, I show you a twist on the classic pancake, there is always room for breakfast and how to top it off with a Blueberry Syrup. Also, a very special announcement! For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com for more.

Nov 06 2011

8mins

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Rank #12: Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Memorial Day Salad, er, Salsa, or Pico de Gallo? I tackle the Black Bean and Roasted Corn salad you saw from the last episode per your requests. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com for more.

May 27 2011

6mins

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Rank #13: Lemon Churros

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Lemon Churros - I present my spin on a classic Mexican treat, churros. By adding lemon, these elevated desserts are not only easy to make, but don't hurt the wallet. Can be made well ahead of dinner to help avoid kids at home and calls at the firehouse. For more visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Apr 24 2011

5mins

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Rank #14: Roast Chicken

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Roast Chicken - Fall is in full swing in the South so what better way to usher in the new season then by roasting. In this episode, I show you how important brining is, how to flatten a chicken, and that you can cook the whole meal in one pot. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Oct 02 2011

8mins

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Rank #15: Frittatas

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Frittatas - I'm back from my road trip and too tired to cook but I show you that even when you're down, you can still perform... I take leftovers from the day before, repackage it with eggs, call it something fancy, and present you with Frittatas. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com for more.

May 12 2011

6mins

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Rank #16: Your Burning Question

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Your Burning Question - In this special episode, I answer the questions you asked via the social media (AKA- Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, and www.thefirehousechef.com). I touch on potatoes, fire extinguishers, my 'go to' recipe and why Chefs are snobby.

Jul 21 2011

10mins

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Rank #17: Chips and Tortillas

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Chips and Tortillas. We continue with Part 2 of Butter of the Gods (AKA- Avocado) with the exploration into the world of Masa Harina. Join me as I make fresh corn tortillas, fresh corn chips, and spiced up store brand chips. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com

Jul 05 2011

8mins

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Rank #18: Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise. In this episode we discuss what Mayo is, how to make it (with a whisk no less), and how to spice it up (Aioli). This is part one of the Condiment Series. For more visit thefirehousechef.com

Aug 01 2011

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Rank #19: Roasted Corn and Salmon Chowder

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Roasted Corn and Salmon Chowder - It's the perfect transitional episode for the steak and potato lover to the wonderful world of fish. Have someone you care about that won't touch fish if their life depended on it? This is the perfect recipe to open them up to what they are missing. We discuss that nothing beats cold weather like a warm belly, that Liquid Smoke is like bacon lite, and that eyebrows have a mind of their own. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Jan 21 2012

6mins

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Rank #20: Barbecue Sauce

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Barbecue Sauce - This is the last entry of the Condiment series in which we build together some homemade Barbecue sauce. At the same time, we construct some Pulled Pork Sandwiches to use as a vehicle to highlight the Barbecue. For more, visit www.thefirehousechef.com.

Sep 18 2011

7mins

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