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Dan's Good Grub cookbooks now for sale at #220. The cookbook features Daniel Penn's custom and unique recipes that has the ability to satisfy anyone's tummy. This book has been sold as far as Denmark's Urban Outfitters store....So you know it's worth the purchase.

Come get your copy today!

Chocolate Peanut Brittle

last week i was craving something sweet. instead of heading to the store i decided to make something. i found some raw peanuts in my cupboard, and had sugar and butter so this is what i made.

start by mixing
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
in a pan at med-high heat. stir constantly. once it starts to bubble turn heat down a bit, but so its still bubbling lightly. once it gets to hard ball stage it is ready.

Now that the caramel is ready you want to layer a baking sheet with parchment paper. On the parchment paper spread out evenly.
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate cracker crumbs (like oreo crumbs)
  • 1 cup of peanuts (chopped up)
now poor the caramel on top of the crumbs and peanuts, trying to get it everywhere on the paper.

Now pop in the freezer for 15 minutes and enjoy


Beaux Mondes talks Good Grub

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My Dearest Jamie.

Last night i was lucky enough to listen to Jamie Oliver. While a crowd of 3500 people watched, he created two simple dishes and answered a plethora of questions. Sadly my question was not asked or answered. It was probably too wordy, but if he ever does visit my site i would love for him to read the question i wanted to pose. Thus i will post it here.


As the food industry is a global industry, has the food revolution set up groundwork for local solutions throughout the world, including places where English is not their first language?

I am quite new at studying the food system, with only 2 years under my belt, but there have been some obvious trends. Firstly, the US does lead the way. However I do know that places like Germany, and suspect places like france, denmark, switzerland, that are also well engrained with the industralized food system. While there is already such a rich culture of food in so many of these areas, wouldnt it be easier to use go to these areas and make sure to promote this shift in these areas as well?

After last night i realize the burdun that has been bestowed upon you, and i am sure that others will help take the reign. But i cant help but wonder whether looking specifically at the US and UK will be able to muster the global change that is going to need to happen.

Well i hope you enjoyed my book.


P.S. my email is penn.dan@gmail.com. Hopefully i can help out in a major way.


FUCK the double down.

For those of you who don't know, the double down has come to Canada. Its a scary time in the great white north, and in honor of this terrible event, i came up with this dish. 1 patty of organic butternut squash. 1 patty of grated organic potato. topped with organic caramelized onions and 2 types of cheese.

Start off by caramelizing onions.
  • dice up 1 med sized red onion
  • add 2 tsp of butter to a pan at med-high temp
  • stir in 1/2 of the onion to pan

  • top with 1 tsp of maple syrup turn down to med temp
  • stir in 1 tsp of chipotle powder
  • continue to cook for a couple min till they look like below
  • set it aside
Now for the patties. this was a bit more work.

Potato patty:
  • Grate up 3 good size potatoes (not huge not too small)
  • Soak in cold water
  • Drain and squeeze out water
  • Add the 1/2 of onion that was not cut
  • Mix in 1 tsp of salt
  • Mix in 1 egg yolk
  • Add flour till it is the consistency that you want (a thick pancake consistency)
Butternut squash patty
  • Grate in 1/2 of grated butternut squash (equal amount to potato)
  • follow same directions as potato patty

As you start to fry up the patties turn on broil at med high heat. Use a large saucepan that has
  • 1 tbs of oil in it.

  • Fry till golden brown on both sides. (just over 5 min each side)
  • Once they are done, set it aside
  • Slice up and fry up 1 tomato (30 seconds a side)
  • Than start to layer it up.
So for layering it up.

From the bottom up
  1. Potato patty
  2. Fried Tomato
  3. Some Grated Parmesan Cheese
  4. Butternut Squash Patty
  5. Carmalized Onion
  6. Lots of Mozzarella and Parm Cheese


Adam's sautéed udon w. veggies

Living with with my current room mate has some sweet perks. He knows how to make some delicious asian foods. We finally got some Mirin a japenese sweet rice wine. Adam says its perfect when combining with soy sauce, so of course that is what we did.

We started off by blanching the bok choi (3 large pieces) and used the same water to blanche the udon noodles (enough for 3 people) so they could be fried. add little dash of sesame oil to noodles and bok choi.

in a seperate bowl we made a mixture of
  • 1 tbs of soy sauce
  • 1 tbs of mirin
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
In another sauce pan we
  • added some vegetable oil to a saucepan at med-high temp
  • once oil is hot frying up some diced onion (1/2 red onion) and eggplant (3 baby ones)
  • after a few minutes, once the onions were soft we mixed in diced shitake mushrooms
  • after a few more minutes of cooking we added the noodles
  • frying the noodles up, we put a small pot lid to get them slightly crispy on the bottom
  • finally we added the sauce and mixed it all together doing the same thing with the pot lid
  • in the last minute add the bok choi
top it off with a bit of sesame seeds