This month I’ve grilled Mr. Buffalo Dick over at Opinions and Rectums, We All Got One.
When I stumbled upon his blog my first reaction was “calm down, his name is probably Richard and he probably lives in Buffalo” Well, I was partly right.
I don’t know much about Buff. I know he lives somewhere in Michigan. I know (because his blog sidebar tells us) that he is “fifty plus, left-handed, memory still good, double jointed and opinionated”. I know he owns an Airedale. I know (because I faithfully read his blog) that his cooking style is pretty straight forward “no-nonsense good”. And I know that if he agrees to answer these interview questions and let me post them that I’ll cook and eat my hat and blog about it too. My opinion (since we all got one) is that he really isn’t much for the spotlight.
My favorite post of his was Friday Night Pizza, except it’s Sunday. That pizza he cooked up looked fabulous. In addition, I was humbled by a recent post reminding us about giving back to those less fortunate during this holiday season. AND, he’s famous in my heart for sharing with me my new favorite soup recipe. His award-winning White Chili. I blogged about it HERE.. and it is absolutely delicious.
Buff agreed to answer my little interview…anyone got any good recipes for “hat”?
Buff would you step to the microphone please.
Name- Richard B. DeYoung
City: Grand Rapids
Blog url: www.buffalodickdy.blogspot.com
How long have you been blogging? Been blogging since May 2006.
Four words to describe the food you like to cook: Simple things done well.
Six words to describe you: Complicated man, trying to understand others.
Proudest moment in the kitchen: When I made something I’m pleased with.
Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: When the wheels came off, and company got to watch.
Rules of conduct in your kitchen: If I want help, I will ask for it!
Favorite Ingredient: Garlic.
Most over-rated ingredient: Saffron. Is is subtle to the point of a non-event, and costs a fortune!
Favorite local ingredient: Dudek’s Polish mustard- it’s slightly sweet, a touch of horseradish, and coarse ground- best mustard ever!
Weirdest thing you ever eaten: An unknown bug, while going 60 on a motorcycle-swallowed it before I knew what hit me.
Favorite kitchen gadget: My Wusthof knives.
Everybody loves it when I cook: Chili- white or red.
Favorite all-time restaurant Defunct- a local place called Duba’s…last of the great supper clubs!
Favorite Cookbook: Family Circle Cookbook- it’s all in there!
What music do you like to cook by: Jimmy Buffet- Have a cheeseburger in paradise!
If I owned my own restaurant, I would name it: Buffalo Dick’s Chili and Chili Dog Emporium!
What famous person would I love to invite over to lunch (living or deceased):Paul Kirk- The Baron of BB-Q!
If I were President who would I appoint as my Chef: Somebody that could put up with my interference!
In my opinion my best blog post was: Yet to come…
So, there you have it, now we know a little bit more about our mysterious friend Buff! Thanks for letting me rake you over the coals the interview Richard!