Your Teachers

In short, we are the greatest amateur chefs ever to grace a cramped New York City kitchen.

JakeJake Brown (aka, Sir Loin)

Sign: Pisces
Favorite Ingredient: Maple Syrup
Favorite Drink: Negroni
Hates: Cilantro, Miracle Whip
If I were on death row, my last meal would be: Seared foie gras with tart cherries; a Peter Luger’s porterhouse, medium rare; and a glass of Old Vine Zinfandel


Jake’s day job is  as a strategy director at a digital advertising firm in Manhattan. Ever wishing that his agency experiences were more like Mad Men and less like Office Space, he spends his spare time thinking up new recipes and perfecting his knife work skills. Jake’s communications background is reflected in the messages of tastiness borne out by his modern takes on comfort food favorites, which often leave his guests speaking in tongues. If you smell maple syrup and hot sauce it’s a good bet he’s in the kitchen.

ThomasThomas Brown (aka, T-Bone)
Sign: Leo
Favorite Ingredient: Garlic
Favorite Drink: Pale Ale
Hates: Cauliflower, Watermelon
If I were on death row, my last meal would be: A buffalo chicken wrap with french fries and a Budweiser

Thomas is a landscape architect working in a “temporary” trailer from the 1964 World’s Fair in the bucolic Flushing Meadows in Queens, NY. When he’s not avoiding flooding and killer mold in his quest to bring trees and green space to the good people of New York, he can be found imbibing, cooking and eating—in that order. Thomas’ past as a polo phenom is readily apparent in the kitchen as he composes powerful dishes at a frenzied pace, using liberal amounts of garlic, blue cheese and caramelized vegetables wherever he can.

9 responses to “Your Teachers

  1. Tom – Great to see you at Tony’s wedding last weekend. We will keep an ee on your site [and contribute a receipe or two if you are interested].

    Mr. & Mrs. B

  2. Hey Jake! This site is great! I don’t have all the ingredients I need to make any of the dishes tonight but I’ll definitely be back to it and pass it around! You and Thomas are awesome! Talk to you soon


  3. Thank you for making me a better housewife, a lifestyle which your mother (and my own) tried so desperately to prepare me for in my youth. You have succeeded where they have utterly failed — mostly because you post such detailed pictures of garlic mincing. Jesse thanks you for teaching me how to cook a decent meatball.

    The girl next door…and down three streets…and then not there any more since we are not 7 years old anymore…

  4. You guys rock! (and are VERY SEXY)…great stuff…Love, the ACTUAL girl next door!!!

  5. This is BRILLIANT!!!!! Love this blog, keep it up.

  6. Love the pics, the site, the recipes, the cooking madness, etc. etc. etc…..

    Awesome 🙂

  7. Fun, passion, food, humor… sexy indeed! Thanks so much
    for sharing. I look forward to future classes!

  8. Sooooo glad I discovered your blog! Definitely must disagree with Jake on the whole “hates cilantro’ thing but I’m with you on the hating Miracle Whip.

  9. Jake,

    I love it! Your wit and superb culinary instincts shine through. You are obviously dying for me to contribute my recipe for 1-PB-jar Gado Gado pasta, no?
    Let’s hang soon, I miss you.
    PS Your cilantro-aversion is confounding, but I guess everyone gets a pass on 1 ingredient

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