Category Archives: Cooking

Arugula and Peach Salad is perfect for Labor Day cookout or dinner party

BosGuy cooks, cooking, easy salad recipe, saladWith Labor Day Weekend fast approaching I wanted to share this easy to make and delicious salad you can offer to bring to or serve at a cook out / dinner this coming weekend or for as long as you can get fresh peaches.

I have to give credit to our friends Frederic and Olivier who made this one evening for us in Provincetown. I’ve taken some liberties, modifying the ingredients and I hope you will do the same should you decide to make this.

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BosGuy’s Arugula & Peach Salad Ingredients
4 ripe peaches
Arugula (one handful per person)
Walnuts
Dressing and seasonings: Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Dried Oregano and Salt

Directions
Peel the peaches (I use an apple peeler) and chop into bite sized pieces
Combine with arugula and add walnuts
Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano and salt to taste then toss

If you love cheese, consider adding goat cheese (not shown below).Arugula and Peach SaladMuch thanks for Frederic & Olivier for making this for us. It is the perfect summer salad.

The Bear-Naked Chef returns

Madrid, Spain, cookingIt has been three months since The Bear-Naked Chef (a.k.a. Adrian De Berardinis) last cooked for us. A few weeks ago Adrian shared a teaser video of him in Madrid, Spain, promising to return soon with new recipes and yesterday he did just that. Adrian’s first recipe, “Albóndigas En Salsa Española” perhaps better known to my readers as, Meatballs in Spanish Sauce, looks delicious.

While the recipe does call for a number of ingredients, it does appear to come together fairly easily and looks like something I could easily whip up (although I’ll probably forgo the Spanish saffron) and add extra parsley.

Look delicious? Want to try the recipe? You can access this and previous recipes from Adrian’s website.

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Bear-Naked Chef Adrian De Berardinis visits Spain

gay, cooking, naked-chefAdrian De Berardinis (a.k.a. The Bear-Naked Chef) first got my attention late last year when he released a teaser video about his upcoming YouTube cooking series. He kept my attention (not an easy thing to do) with his easy to follow and delicious Italian recipes which he has a penchant for cooking in the buff in his home in California.

Looking to mix things up (or maybe just for a good excuse to travel), Chef Adrian hopped on a plane and has been spending time in Spain learning more about the local cuisine.  Over the weekend he released this teaser video, promising to return with more fun to watch and easy to make recipes in May.

The Bear-Naked Chef with Adrian De Berardinis Episode 3: Pappardelle Pasta with Bacon & Peas

Adrian De Berardinis, cookingThe Bear-Naked Chef better known as Adrian De Berardinis is back with the third episode of his cooking show. In this episode Adrian cooks parpadelle pasta with bacon & peas in a video that runs about eleven and one half minutes long.

The recipe shown below is inspired by a dish from one of Adrian’s favorite New York City Italian restaurants, Bar Pitti in Soho.

If you’ve not watched the scantily clad (he only wears an apron) chef, I’d suggest you check it out. I made his Paccheri Con Gamberi a couple of weeks ago and it was both easy and delicious.

BosGuy cooks The Bear-Naked Chef’s Paccheri Con Gamberi

cooking, bear-naked chef, Adrian De Berardinis  It has been a long time since I shared a cooking post so I’d like to thank the very handsome Adrian De Berardinis for his YouTube show: Bear-Naked Chef, which inspired me to try making Adrian’s Paccheri Con Gamberi (pasta and shrimp).

I modified Adrian’s recipe in two ways. First, Adrian used jalapeños, which Sergio doesn’t like so I opted to include red pepper flakes to the olive oil when I heated up the pan and that added sufficient heat and flavor.

Second, I diced vine ripe tomatoes unlike Adrian’s more ‘butch’ crushing of pearl tomatoes; otherwise the video below pretty much sums up how to make this delicious pasta dish. Thanks for the inspiration Adrian.

paccheri-con-gambrelI love cooking and was able to make this dinner (with a couple of modifications) in approximately 30 minutes and since the shrimp was on sale, the total cost of the meal was about $10 and allowed for Sergio and I both to get seconds. You can check out how I made this by watching Adrian’s 7+ minute episode below.

The Bear-Naked Chef with Adrian De Berardinis Episode 2: Paccheri Con Gamberi

Adrian De Berardinis, cookingAccording to the vlog post that went live in the early hours of this morning, “Adrian unveils more of his cooking talents and secrets and, a little more skin….with his new italian dish, Paccheri Con Gamberi… The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity, highlighting the freshness of its few ingredients. An easy recipe that everyone will want to try.”

Because of the popularity of The Bear-Naked Chef episode 1 post, I plan on sharing future episodes.  Enjoy this latest YouTube cooking show from Adrian.

Bear-Naked Chef Adrian De Berardinis chats with Logo TV

bear-naked chef adrianBear-Naked Chef Adrian De Berardinis, who I’ve obsessed over in recent posts sat down with Logo / NewNowNext in an exclusive interview talking about what he’ll be serving for dinner on New Year’s Eve at his West Hollywood home along with his De-“Bear”-A-Tini, which is an interesting Champagne-based cocktail.

You can read the full interview here.