This blog is dedicated for my friend and mentor Anthony Bourdain.

My deepest thanks for propelling my creativity to soar unimaginably and urging me to follow my own path. For teaching me the nuances of culinary science, the simplicity of what good food is all about and inculcating the knowledge that food is power taking us in culinary journeys and forays that open our hearts and senses. There will never be enough thanks for pressing me relentlessly forward and encouraging me to follow my dreams in every way.

Rest in peace Tony. I miss you everyday.

Pantry Rat