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My name is Ken, I grew up outside Philadelphia, did some time in the military, explored many cultures. I ate their food and drank their beer before coming home to settle down. Currently I am a Professional Firefighter. I drive the back of a ladder truck on a tractor drawn tiller unit.
I have two homes, one I share with my family, and one I share with my firefighting brothers. One home has a nice kitchen with a great Bertazzoni 6 burner gas range, the other is a basic kitchen with the focal point of a GE 4 burner electric glass top range. It is more than capable of putting out quality meals for the men.
I got in to cooking shortly after I got a permanent assignment on the ladder. January 2014 is when I really started cooking in Cast Iron. I have acquired many pieces of iron since then; from Civil War pieces up to latest wares produced in 2015.
Whereas I cook mostly on Cast Iron at home, at work I cook mostly in Ceramic coated skillets. The exception being my 125 year old #10 ERIE skillet made by Griswold.
A $3.00 price per person per meal in my fire department is the optimal price. If you can cook a meal for that then the men will not complain. You must learn to be very creative in these times to get a meal at the $3.00 price point. Home life is a little different, this is where the more riskier recipes come in to play with better ingredients. Recently I have been taking pictures of my creations, people seem to like them, so the natural evolution is this blog.
You might of been drawn to this blog via travel. My family are avid cruisers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. We have been documenting our cruise on this blog too. We have some exciting itineraries planned over the next couple of years. To check out our past adventures. HERE!
Here you will find recipes, a few tales from our travels, a kitchen table quote or two, and some of my Cast Iron Cookware. Questions ? Comments ? It would be great to hear from you. Enjoy Yo!
I upgraded the DSLR camera a little while back. Now I shoot with a full frame camera. The Nikon D750 is a great mid-range DSLR. I have a few lens ranging from a fast 50mm prime, a 1970’s 200mm prime, and a ultra-wide 15-30mm zoom lens for travel.
Sometimes I shot with an Iphone X. It is what I primarily shoot with when taking pictures of meals made at the firehouse.
Also for travel I have a Insta360 ONE, a small consumer grade 360 camera.
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