Travel Stuff

  • A nice duffel bag - note that ideally everything else will fit in that bag so I only have one bag to check home!
  • Garment bag

Kitchen Stuff

Most of my existing kitchen stuff is a light green (seafoam, celeste) color, similar to avocado. If colors aside from black and white are available, a color closest to that green would match best.

  • Reusable chopsticks
  • Bread baking tools (loaf pans, bannetons, baguete couches)
  • Mandolin (the kind with a blade, not the kind with strings that makes music)
  • Collins glasses, especially ones with smaller capacities (~10oz) and very plain like [this one]
  • Cocktail picks - I really like the ones made by Viski
  • Pretty much anything from Surfside Sips
  • Espresso mugs. I really like half-glazed stuff like these or these.

Bike stuff

  • Bib shorts - Don't spend too much on these as they're generally a semi-disposable item. My current shorts are Didoo, which must be ordered from the UK on eBay.
  • Bike jerseys, especially brewery or Texas themed. (Search eBay for cool old ones!)



  • Telephone Road, Texas: A History and Guide to Telephone Road and Southeast Houston by Burton Chapman
  • No Foreign Food: The American Diet In Time And Place by Richard Pillsbury
  • Eating History: Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine by Andrew Smith
  • A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shapred America by James McWilliams
  • Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
  • Le Guide Culinaire by August Escoffier (originally in French, the English edition is published by Wiley and is ISBN 978-0-470-90027-7)
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • Escape into Meaning by Evan Puschak
  • The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars


(Any of these already being framed would be even more better :D)


My current record collection may be found [here] and gives an idea what type of stuff I like. Buying from a local record shop is best. For old records online, check out Discogs or eBay. For newer stuff, artist websites are most likley to have things in stock. The usual online shops may be cheaper. Target and Urban Outfitters often have exclusive special editions.

Some things I'm currently seeking:

  • Late 60s through late 70s rock in general
  • Pink Floyd, especially post-1971
  • Daft Punk
  • Rolling Stones
  • Tame Impala
  • The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, AGgressive You
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, especially the 1977 Jacksonville Pressing [Discogs link]


  • Space stuff, especially featuring The NASA Worm logo
  • Gloves, especially if they'll work with a touchscreen.

Subscriptions / Access

  • ChefSteps lifetime subscriptions only
    vailable in one, two, or three year subscriptions.

Other stuff