Josh "FuzzyChef" Berkus

Josh "FuzzyChef" Berkus

Josh is a potter, open source programmer, avid food geek, former pastry chef, and serious home cook. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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baking, video, thai food, history

cooking on YouTube

The decline of the Food Network into "reality" programming doesn't mean you have to stop watching good cooking video. It just means you need to go elsewhere to get it, particularly YouTube! There's a bunch of really good, regular cooking shows these days on YouTube covering all kinds of aspects…

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vegetarian, appetizers, dumplings, russian food

making vareniki

New Year's is the big winter holiday in Russia, because of decades of Soviet history during which celebrating Christmas was suspect. If you want to celebrate in Russian style, there's still enough time to make vareniki. Only just, though. Like other dumplings, making vareniki is a labor of love, or…

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pottery, DIY, equipment

building an ABS pipe standing wheel

So first, let me get out of the way that there's very much easier ways to convert your Brent pottery wheel to a standing wheel than building an armature out of ABS pipe. In fact, I'd say that this is one of the most labor-intensive ways to make one. I…

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pottery, shows, cats

kitties and me at the ClayFolk show

These Kitten Cups and I will be at the Clayfolk Show & Sale starting this Friday. There's only six little kitten cups, though, and five adult Cat Mugs, so if you want to secure one, make sure to be there Friday night! FuzzyChef Pottery will have a set of shelves…

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