In the late 1990s and through 2017, I ran a technology training center for disadvantaged youth.  During those evening classes, I noticed my “students” leaving before the evening’s study was over.  After several weeks of this, I called one of the students to task for this.  It was explained that if they did not get home for dinner, they did not eat that night.

My instinctive reaction was no one should have to choose between their future or their stomach.  I undertook the task of learning to cook.

Let us say that early efforts were not met as a resounding success.  But as with all things, perseverance and practice paid off.

This “reboot” of the roguechef cooking blog is an effort to capture and preserve those experiences.

Whilst I no longer possess the grand kitchen above and no longer have the need to feed 8-12 people per evening, I will make every attempt to keep the quality of the recipes to my standards.

My Advisors have requested the following:

DISCLOSURE: I do not maintain curated lists and do not specify items by URL.  In the cases that I am forced to due to availability or specification, I DO NOT  receive compensation.

IMHO: Any opinions here are mine and mine alone, not my employer’s opinion.

SAFETY: Cooking involves fire and biological substances; use both with care.  Review the ingredients, as some may be noncompliant for religious or health reasons.  Some ingredients may cause potential adverse effects to anyone consuming the food. Adverse effects include allergies, issues arising due to health-related restricted diet, and pregnancy-related effects.  (Use the spicy peppers with care, please.)