Tea Room Dialogues - The Satanic Chef
After a nice dinner at the Estate, it’s tea time! The Estate's own Maryline Spicy has a chat while eating freshly baked scones with The Satanic Chef.
It all starts with laughter, a recipe and a flavor. You can already tell how delightful this interview is going to be! Just listen to him talk about his passion! You better be ready for a buffet of emotions! You’ll laugh, you’ll “awww” and you’ll want seconds!
As we lounge in the beautiful Winter garden sipping on a nice hot brew, Adam tells us about his early interest in Satanism. We retrace his amazing adventures and life experience. This is the Genesis of our very own Adam, The Satanic Chef.
You get all the tea: from endearing childhood stories about discovering the occult and finding his interest for cooking, to Culinary school and working (hard!) in the industry, all while meeting amazing people and traveling coast-to-coast. Discover Adam’s practices as a Chef and as a Satanist, his friends, peers and mentors but also his upcoming projects, his style and ethics!
Satanist as can be, the Chef encourages us to not only better our plates but ourselves by gaining knowledge in the culinary dark arts ...but not only! He shares with us his proudest accomplishments and what makes him happy.
Yes, there is a whole Jack moment in here, no good protagonist without a sidekick!
The final touch, cherry on the cake: memories and memorabilia.
HOST: Maryline Spicy
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Saint+Licorice
AUDIO ENGINEER: Jack Matirko
PRODUCER: Ada King
A letter & a recipe from Adam, The Satanic Chef:
In the pandemic, I have created some recipes for you. These make me happy, feeling energized and healthy. Times are extremely hard for many people. We do not have the same world we once had prior to March of 2020. No things have taken a halt. All the friends you once hung out with on a daily basis are becoming more distant. We have begun to find new methods to motivate, communicate and deal with our mental health. Isolation can be hard. I know this myself. Before the pandemic, I had Satanic popup events planned, scheduled and ready to execute. One of the things I was doing was working as a sous-chef at a restaurant called Revival. It is owned by Steve Nookie Postal who was once the chef at the critically acclaimed Oleana in Cambridge, MA and the executive chef of the Boston Red Sox. He owns another restaurant Commonwealth which happens to be in Kendall Square of Cambridge, MA. This restaurant is right around the corner from Moderna, who are pioneers of the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Last March he had to let me, and several others go. The restaurant was forced to close and did not open for several months. His other restaurant, Commonwealth has been hibernating for the winter. Nookie is really one of the most amazing chefs I have ever worked with. What he is going through is just an example of how hard that the pandemic has affected us. When I was let go, they sent me home every week with groceries. This fed me, helped me save money and in turn I was filled with gratitude. This was one of the kindest gestures I have ever had given to me. I still have not been back to work full time. It has been over a year. Many people in my industry are sharing the same experiences. Massachusetts is not a state where we opened too quickly. It is a state where we ended up taking the precautions to lower the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Where others remained fully open due to political science deniers, we didn’t. This has affected everyone. I still have not really gone out much during this pandemic. Businesses which once printed money are now closed forever, live venues are now closed, banks have seized property, and this is due to the fact that my state was left to fend on its own. PPE money did some but very little to help many small businesses. Now we must wait for everyone to be vaccinated and find different ways to communicate. One of them for me is volunteer teaching entertaining cooking classes through TSTVHQ and my twitch account. A lot of things like online movie nights with TST3K, Kast movie nights or online gatherings help. Still, it’s not the same. I hope that someday soon things will end up back to normal. Once this article is released, it will mark one year since the pandemic started. 500,000 people have died in the USA alone. We must wear masks. We much socially distance ourselves. I know a lot of you like myself have endured loss in this past year. Some of us have been impacted very personally making the grieving processes even tougher. Keep in mind that we strive for compassion. Do yourselves a favor, reach out to someone you love or care for. Ask them how they are doing, talk to them. If you are going through a hard time yourself, do the same. Tenets 1 & 6 should be a common theme here. We all must be compassionate to others and understand that we are all fallible. More so in these times to ourselves. We are & can be the worst enemy to ourselves. It’s how we manage it to help not only others but ourselves.
Charred Broccolini with Sourdough Crumble, Chili Crisp, Shaved Parmesan & Miso Tahini Sauce.
Broccolini is delicious. It happens to be a part of the broccoli family. With several verities, broccolini is the best for grilling or charring. Umami is created by the tastes of sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Something that is a theme on my cooking videos. This is an explosion of those flavors.
You are going to need:
1 Bunch Broccolini
3 Tablespoons Tahini
1 Tablespoon Miso Paste
2 Teaspoons Chili Crisp
8 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
3 Teaspoons of Salt
2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Slice of Sourdough Bread
1 Piece of Parmesan
Take your bread and cut it into cubes. Place 4 tablespoons of olive oil into a small sauté pan. On low heat, place your bread in there and crisp up all of it until it's golden brown.
Strain the excess oil and cool down the bread. Using a knife, a mortar & pestle or a food processor. Grind up the bread and then fold in the remaining olive oil. Place that aside.
Next, take your oven and heat it to 500 degrees F. Toss your broccolini in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Next, add one teaspoon of salt and a crushed clove of garlic.
Place the broccolini onto a pan, and into the oven. After about 6 minutes take your broccolini out and it will be seared on one side. It should be slightly charred.
Put back into a bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
Next take your 1 tablespoon miso paste, 3 tablespoons tahini (Soom Brand preferred) 1 teaspoon salt and mix into a bowl. Set aside when done.
I usually burn a bible before plating. To do so, light one end and immediately put it out.
Put your Miso tahini dressing on the bottom. Then add your broccolini on top. Place your chili crisp on top of your broccoli, then your crumble and shave parmesan on top.
You now have a healthy delicious meal that can make yourself feel good.
Adam Ostrofsky, March 2021.
The Tea Room Dialogues is a conversational podcast featuring Estate guests and caretakers from all over the world. Get to know more about our guests and staff, hear stories that don’t make it into talks and presentations, feel the laid back ambiance of our virtual tea room like you’re overhearing a conversation at your local coffee shop.
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