The Dude of Food showcases Cee Gee Farm’s homemade goat milk cheese


Somewhere in the Tucson foothills a couple stones throw away from Arizona Wildcat stadium is located a small rancho that carries the brand name CG. On this small but productive rancho known as Cee Gee Farms live a community of award winning european show goats that are hand kept, cared for and loved by the farm’s, Charlotte G. The Dude of Food recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Charlotte G and her fury Alpine buddies and learned some stuff.

Bred of good farm genes and with the energy of 2 energizer bunnies, Charlotte G breeds, feeds, tattoos, milks, cares for and shows this collection of goats and has been the recipient of more than a dozen Grand Prize and 1st Prize awards over the years for her top notch goats. These goats love to be fed the pods of the mesquite trees that are everywhere. Goats are funny animals and fun to play with for awhile.

Charlotte has learned to make goat milk cheese of various flavors as shown in the photo above and also creates a really nice and all natural goal milk soap that is great for gifting.

Baaasically, the Dude of Food can report that the goats located on this farm in Arizona are a happy bunch of kids.

The Dude of Food has a favorite Vietnamese restaurant.

HUE HOUSE – Vietnamese Food


The Hue House, located in Munchen Germany, is the best vietnamese food the Dude of Food has ever tasted. It came recommended from 3 of my 5 friends there and the Hue House menu could be found in 2 of their kitchens! We had a party of 4 and everyone asked for something different.

Arriving at the table before the main courses were served were the best spring rolls the Dude of Food has ever had the pleasure of eating. These things were hot but not oily. Slightly crispy and full of vegetables but light. These springs rolls were a delicious food conundrum dancing delicately between the tastes of awesome and unreal.

Then the Hue House layed out 4 main courses in front of us. All of the dishes were incredible and we couldn’t decide which dish was the best. They were fresh and incredibly delicious.

Find Hue House on Yelp, Facebook or they can be found online at

The Dude of Food introduces his plate of arms.

Plate of arms

Every grand family has a coat of arms, so while sitting in Prague, the Dude of Food created his own plate of arms. It needs a ketchup D and a mustard F.

Below are some other famous family crests an coat of arms.


Martin Luther King Jr. Familyking

Napolean Bonaparte family crest









The Dude of Food encounters one of the best pizzas in Europe, in Dusseldorf!


  The Dude of Food had just left Munich. It was with painful heart that he dragged himself away from Minga, a city that he loves. He was prepared for the long flight back to LA by staying up all night on his last visit in town before he left. He knew he had a 1 1/2 hour layover in Dusseldorf Airport’s Terminal ‘C’. Upon arrival to Gate 32 of Terminal C a vision similar in description to something like an oasis bearing a food mermaid revealed itself. A restaurant at the next gate had a sign that announced Italian food and beer that read Zigolini.

At gate 34 this small restaurant named Zigolini offered some good looking pastas and pizza for a reasonable price. The Dude of Food asked for a large beer. The guy next to me received a veggie pizza and that was it. I needed one also. I asked for the sausage and bacon pizza.

This pizza was better than nearly all I’ve ever had in Firenze, Rome, Germany or maybe even ever! Certainly the Best Valued and Best Tasting Airport Food that the Dude of Food has ever encountered. If you are ever near the Dusseldorf airport and have some time to kill, the Dude of Food highly recommends that you go see for yourself about the pizza at Zigolini Italian Food. The guy who made it was a really nice muslim guy.


Dusseldorf Flughafen                                                                     Terminal C / Airside                                                                              40474 Dusseldorf

The Dude of Food encounters a market apocalypse!

aisle 2 When the Dude of Food walked into this closing local southern California market he didn’t expect to feel like he missed the party. There is something really ominous about walking around an empty market. Even if you are full from just having eaten, this sight has a way of making you feel hungry. Even now when I look at the photos I feel myself getting hungry.

The Dude of Food found his mind racing as he wandered around the desolate market while enduring hunger pains. As he walked through this empty space he begin to think maybe everyone already knew something that he didn’t and they  hurried out for a solid reason.

I had to remind myself to not touch anything, don’t breathe deep and certainly do not rub my eyes for fear of getting kooties. I saw enough as I begun to realize I was in the back of the place and held my breathe and swiftly walked to the exit.

The Dude of Food has always wanted to run a market and would love to have a small store of empty shelves to stock with quality goods for the neighborhood.

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Adelholzener Alpenquellen – Bavaria’s finest lovingly supports global needs.

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  Adelholzener makes some of the finest drinks from Bavaria and the Dude of Food loves them. Tasty, refreshing and quality products by Adelholzener really help make life better.

Adelholzener Alpenquellen is owned by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul which is a congregation of women with simple vows, founded in 1633 and devoted to corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  The Company’s proceeds are therefore channelled into numerous social welfare projects.

As a young boy the Dude of Food volunteered 100 hours of summer vacation time at St. Vincent’s hospital in Los Angeles while working with his grandmother who worked in the pharmacy as a volunteer. My buddy and I were known as ‘candy stripers’ because of our uniforms and we brought books and smiles to healing people.

According to their web page, , Adelholzener places utmost importance on all of their products being of the highest quality.  Their broad range of products offer the right kind of refreshment for every situation and befitting of any event or occasion. Anyone who is health conscious can enjoy our Organic Spritzers made with juice (Not-From-Concentrate) and certified by Naturland.

The Dude of Food respects what these women do and likes the quality of their products. Anything I can do to help make this product become more recognized I will do.  My tee shirt size is L/XL.



Handheld cheese / veggie graters with storage drawers

th-1Sagaform brings the tradition of Nordic design to your kitchen and dining room.

So the folks who added the drawer / container to the traditional grater have really done the Dude of Food a huge favor. Say goodbye to the grater sliding off the plate and the paper towel under the grater to catch the gratings. Now we can cut, use and store with little effort. No mess and by simply plopping the top back on the container you are preserving maximum freshness.

Betterware makes this cool grater with a drawer shown here in black. They also have been seen in white and pink. th-4


Check out the United Nations World Food Programme

thThe United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. This agency and the good people that work here are doing something to help. Go to their web page and get educated about what is going on and how your   business can help.


California Chardonnay Taste Test Winner

storytell  From the 6 bottles tested in round 1 of the Dude of Food’s search for the best inexpensive Chardonnay on June 22, 2015 we have a winner. The results are in. The notes have been compared and the winner of this tight competition was Sonoma County’s Storyteller Chardonnay. That was until I updated this story on July 28, 2015.  While the Storyteller was holding down the 1st place spot the Dude of Food added three more bottles of Chardonnay to his list. The new results follow-

1st Place –  Nitty Gritty Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012   3.9

2nd Place – STORYTELLER 2012    3.8

3rd Place –  Ghost Pines Chardonnay blend 2013    3.6

4th Place –  Kendall-Jackson Vinter’s Reseve 2013   3.5

5th Place – Benziger 2012    3.3

6th Place-  Frei Bros Reserve 2013    3.2

7th Place – Hawkstone 2013    3.0

8th Place – EDNA Valley 2013   2.9nitty gritty