Because I’m the writer, the majority of this blog focuses on myself and my fat boy stories. But the other half of the magic duo that is Fat Niyaz and Chef Brian is “Chef Brian,” he who I’ve known since elementary school and grew up to become a professional chef.
He taught me how to cook by writing more than 90 healthy recipes to help me lose weight. He didn’t have to help, but he did and for that I will be forever grateful. I often joke that he and Thomas Keller are the two most influential chefs in my life, but realistically he’s No. 1 because he gave me the tools and knowledge to enjoy kitchen work.
He’s always cooking in his capacity as a private chef, so I wanted to share his latest work, a 3-course Asian fusion menu that he whipped up for a recent dinner party:
Course 1 (at top): Mango and avocado salad with toasted peanut-chile dressing, mint and black sesame
Course 3: Green tea coconut ice cream, mochi, strawberry-coconut “anglaise” and pistachio praline
Looking good brother! Keep ’em coming!!