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About wileychef

Robert is a Kentucky native, raised on a farm in the middle of tobacco country. He first started cooking with his grandmother at a young age. This was the beginning of a life long passion for food and cooking. He later studied culinary arts at The National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University. Robert now lives and works as a chef in Portland OR.

Cooking up a story for

  ‘On the set’ in my own kitchen, making black eyed peas and corn bread for the channel at The cooking demo will air on New Years Day. Look for it and check out all the other videos … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Peas and Corn Bread For Luck and Prosperity in the New Year

Black Eyed Peas 1 lb. Seasoning Meat (Ham Shanks, Ham Hocks, Bacon, Smoked Turkey Necks etc…..) 2 ea. Onions, Sliced 1/4 cup Garlic Cloves, Smashed and Peeled 1/2 ea. bunch Fresh Thyme, Chopped Fine 3 Tablespoons Seasoning Salt of Choice … Continue reading

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Irish Cream to chase the clouds away.

One of my favorite things to make and keep in my fridge in winter is homemade Irish cream. Nothing makes that weekend morning cup of coffee brighter during the long gray winters of the pacific northwest. The best part about making your own is … Continue reading

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A long winters Nog… Eggnog that is

Every year for some time now, I make my favorite eggnog the week of Thanksgiving. I mix and taste and taste again and again….. and well you get the idea. Real eggnog is a far cry from the stuff passed off under the … Continue reading

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My Christmas Cast Iron

Boom….. that was the noise it made when it hit the porch. I jumped out of bed and opened my door already knowing what it was, just by the sound of the thud.. It was my christmas cast iron. A … Continue reading

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Summer Days Pink Lemonade.

This is my favorite lemonade recipe. It is Strong and sweet. Perfect for those really hot days of summer when the sun quickly melts the ice away. You can easily adjust the strength though by using less lemons or sugar … Continue reading

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The Art of Homemade Sodas

I remember years ago, as a kid reading about how to make your own root beer and ginger ale. (Yes that was me, I was reading about these types of things while other kids where reading comics.) In one book, … Continue reading

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