The first time I can remember making food for others was during my freshman year at The Ohio State University in beautiful Columbus, Ohio. I was living in Lincoln tower, and if you're familiar at all with the campus at OSU, you'll recognize the strangely-shaped towers that are overlooking the football stadium on the west side of the main campus - Lincoln and Morrill Towers.Read More
Do you have a picky eater in your house?
How picky? Are they really picky?
How about a kid that wouldn't even eat pizza?Read More
It’s amazing what cracking eggs and mixing batters can do for the life of a child.Read More
The story of love between my wife, Leslie, and I starts with food. We met through a mutual friend at our church on the campus of The Ohio State University, and a few short weeks into our friendship, we both realized that we had found someone special.Read More
I recently listened to an episode of the Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn. In this episode, Pat interviewed his long-time friend, author/speaker/personal brand specialist Chris Ducker. They discussed many topics related to personal branding, or the Rise of the Youpreneur, a book which can be purchased now through Amazon.Read More
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, a few seasons ago, we needed to do something with cucumbers – bushels of Boothby’s Blonde cucumbers to be exact. Apparently, most folks at the farmers market were unfamiliar with yellow cucumbers and were too resistant to try them.Read More
I returned from Japan with souvenirs, photographs, a few love notes, and a new sense of adventure toward trying new foods. The picky eater wasn’t so picky any more.Read More
I suppose it began innocently enough: a few plants on a fenced-in ¼ acre lot in back of a Cape Cod on the Northeast side of Columbus. That’s when we got the itch: what if we scrap this big city life, get out into the country, find a place with some land and really grow some food?Read More
My first gourmet pizza boasted a pesto sauce base, mixed pizza cheese, cabernet marinated grilled chicken, thinly sliced roasted red pepper, and chunks of artichoke heart. I called the combination a “Tuscan Chicken Pizza;” Chef Jay, against my wishes, dubbed it “Kibby’s Choice Pizza.”Read More
I wanted to let you know what's been cookin' with Cookin' with Kibby and share all the exciting things I have planned for you in the weeks and months to come.Read More
When I began to consider an image to use in creating a logo for Cookin’ with Kibby, the first item that came to my mind was the wok. I can think of no other kitchen item that better frames my career than a wok.Read More
Sometimes you know something that someone else doesn’t and you don’t realize that they don’t know it until they tell you. It can be easy to take our own knowledge and experience for granted.Read More
I’ve gotta be honest with you: for the longest time, I’ve struggled with trying to figure out what I want to do with my career.
One day, something hit me – I love to teach.Read More
Growing up, I enjoyed helping my mom around in the kitchen, forming meatballs and washing dishes. Yet there was something about me that you might find a bit ironic: I, the now certified chef who has spent the last 20+ years of his life in and around the food service industry, was a very picky eater. My parents won’t let me forget it either, reminding me that whenever we went out for pizza, the only thing I’d eat were the croutons off the salad bar.
How did I get from croutons to cooking school?Read More