Josh "FuzzyChef" Berkus

Josh "FuzzyChef" Berkus

http://www.fuzzychef.com

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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pizza, grill, italian food

ooni koda hacking, part 1

I really like my Ooni Koda pizza oven, but as I said in the last post I wasn't quite getting the perfect pizza I wanted. Particularly: The top and bottom of the pizza weren't getting done at quite the same rate; The 300F temperature drop between the back and front…

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pizza, grill, equipment

Ooni Koda: first trial

I've messed around with various ways of making pizza on the grill for the last couple of years with unsatisfactory results. So when kickstartered pizza maker Ooni announced the Koda, their new super-simple gas-only portable outdoor pizza oven, I preordered one. Here's my first report on its performance. First, they're…

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DIY, gardening

build a raised bed garden in just 31 easy steps

It's spring and time for planting here in the Pacific Northwest. Which also means time for preparing the garden beds. Last spring, I built two new 4ft by 6ft raised beds from around $140 worth of cedar and way too many screws. You can do this too. Our backyard in…

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from-scratch poutine

Yesterday Ben, Emily, Kris and I made a from-scratch, organic, local, bona-fide Portland hipster poutine. You can too! First, we made cheese curds using New England Cheesemaking's recipe. We used raw cow's milk from the Corvallis area, brought by Emily as fruit of a "herd share" she has. Making the…

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a Japanese winter curry

I like Japanese curry. I mean, who doesn't? Even Portland has its own Japanese curry house. But preparing Japanese curry (kare) at home usually means using these sort of instant curry blocks: Those are fine, and I've used them lots of times, but I generally don't like to think a…

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politics

Portland ballot recommendations 2018

Portland Ballot Endorsements Continuing my set of recommendations with background, after doing the Oregon races I'm continuing with the Portland, Metro, and Multinomah County races. I'm not listing the uncontested races, because why bother? City Council Endorsement: JoAnn Hardesty Reason: Portland has a serious problem with its police department. Rogue…

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