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Kaffir Lime Leaf vs Makrut Lime Leaf
June 23 2014

Thank you Vancouver Sun for publishing this article. Been saying this for many years now and…well…just read the article.
Feedback From - Ted Reader
June 18 2014

Let's take a gander into a Day In The Life of Chef, BBQ Expert and author Ted Reader.

What are you best known for?
Barbecue and all things connected with getting your grill/smoker fired up and ready to create something delicious

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
I be telling you about a Thursday in the Windy City in Chicago

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
5:30 wake up call, did my business & had a tin of iced espresso

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Raise a Little Hell by Trooper
Here for a Good Time Not a Long Time by Trooper
Hotel California by the Eagles

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Lobster Roll on a hot n crispy buttered top cut hot dog roll at the Oyster Bar at Shaw's Crab House. Oh it rocks. Crispy Pigs Ear Salad with Sunny Up Egg at the Purple Pig, Double Knob Creek Bourbon Manhattan, and lastly the white pizza at Eataly. Wood fired thin crust with smoked sausage. Oh it was a very tasty day. I do love the food in Chicago

Who did you share it with?
Had the pigs ears with a friend who created a kitchen gadget and had the pizza with two friends from the Chicago area. Always better to eat with someone rather than all by your lonesome!

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
A Chicago style hot dog with sport peppers, mustard and onions and bright green relish. No tomatoes. I like the dogs at Portillo's or Hot Doug's. That be what I missed in terms of a food ritual when in Chicago

What shoes did you wear and why?
Black Leather Blundstones! Why because they be very comfortable and go with anything and when necessary you can get em super dirty and look super cool working you work!

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
A waiter kept bugging me while I was trying to eat and enjoy some solitude while watching the Cubs on TV while at the bar. Leave me alone, especially when I am in the throws of eating dinner. Really drives me nuts. I don't need that much attention. Over kill at a bar!

What promise did you break?
I promised that I would not have any junk food while I was on the road. Blew that up real good. Enjoyed a coke, had a Butterfinger chocolate bar and a bag of pork rinds.

One thing you did to build your dream?
Promoted my newest cookbook in the Chicago market place with press, radio and tv appearances. Dream big, work hard and make it come true!

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
Chicago, 12:50 AM lights out!
Feedback From - Bryan Baeumler
June 11 2014

Let's take a look into a Day In The Life of construction expert Bryan Baeumler.


What are you best known for?
I guess I'm best known for hosting a bunch of shows on HGTV (Disaster DIY, House of Bryan, Leave it to Bryan, Canada's Handyman Challenge)…but around here (home) I'm the guy that fixes stuff, gives piggy back rides, lights the campfires, and tucks everyone into bed.

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
It's Wednesday, the day before my 40th birthday, West of Toronto.


What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
It was about 5:30 - my 3 yr old Lincoln crawled into bed and screamed 'GOOD MORNING!!!' in my ear.


Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
There might be coffee (Deadmau5)
Runaway Train (John Driskell Hopkins)
Recovery (Frank Turner)

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Hot 'n Sour soup from PJ Changs for lunch.

Who did you share it with?
My production team. But they had their own bowls.

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
The 3 hour drive into the city, and the guy that gave me the finger. I drive a big truck, and sometimes I force people to be courteous in traffic ;)

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
I forgot my coffee on the way out the door. 3 hours of snowy, bumper to bumper traffic is a long time without a double double.

What shoes did you wear and why?
Dickies steel toe boots. They're comfortable, and I drop a lot of stuff on my toes.

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
My kids. They chew very loudly with their mouths open. Although my wife says I do the same thing sometimes…

What promise did you break?
I promised myself I would run 5k 3 times this week. So far it hasn't worked out…

One thing you did to build your dream?
I've spent the last 20 years working my ass off, casting every inch of shoreline and getting up early every day to plant the seeds. It's harvest time.
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