Kitchen Queers Blog
This BLOG is the companion to the KQ web site. http://www.kitchenqueers.com
Here you'll find behind the scenes details about our recipes, cocktails, other ideas in development and more.
Thank you for joining us in our San Francisco kitchen, bar and dining room.
Monday, October 29, 2018
NEW VIDEO: Roasted Beet Hummus
KQ host Mitch Hightower shares his recipe for Roasted Beet Hummus, including details on oven roasting fresh organic beets. This thick, flavorful and very colorful version of hummus is great as a dip for chips and fresh veggies, and also works well as a sandwich spread. KQ partner chef Philip Buchan serves as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 22, Number 82, (S4E22N82-HD).
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f45HXcewoB4
Below: The Roasted Beet Hummus is ready to enjoy.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Above: Freeze frame from KQ Season 4, Episode 22.
ON THE SET: Taping the Roasted Beet Hummus Episode
The image on this page features KQ host Mitch Hightower, showing off his recipe for Roasted Beet Hummus. This flavorful and very vibrant hummus recipe and tutorial can be viewed in the next KQ video.
Monday, October 22, 2018
NEW VIDEO: Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits
KQ host Mitch Hightower demonstrates his recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits using biscuit dough from a tube. This easy-to-make recipe tastes just like pepperoni pizza, and the self-contained biscuit shell makes this a perfect party appetizer. KQ partner chef Philip Buchan serves as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 21, Number 81, (S4E21N81-HD).
Below: The crispy biscuit shell holds all of the delicious ingredients.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Above: Mitch in the kitchen for KQ Season 4, Episode 21.
ON THE SET: Taping the Pepperoni Pizza Biscuit Episode
We're back in the kitchen, and this time KQ host Mitch Hightower is demonstrating his very-easy-to-make recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Biscuits. Using biscuit dough from a tube, sliced pepperoni, grated cheese and the marinara sauce we made in Season 4, Episode 19, these appetizers are sure to please. Look for this new episode next week on the KQ YouTube® channel.
Monday, October 15, 2018
NEW VIDEO: Retro Grasshopper Cocktail Tutorial
KQ host Mitch Hightower is back behind the bar to demonstrate the Grasshopper cocktail. This mint-chocolate dessert cocktail is made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao along with half-and-half. Rich, sweet and very easy going down. Using flaked chocolate on the glass rim is also demonstrated. Chef Philip Buchan appears as the guest taste tester for KQ Season 4, Episode 20, Number 80. (S4E20N80-HD).
Below: The Retro Grasshopper Cocktail with a flaked chocolate rim.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Above: Vodka being poured into a large canning jar, along with sugar and blueberries.
RECIPE EXPERIMENTS: Blueberry Liqueur
Following the success of the KQ raspberry liqueur, we're experimenting with other flavors including blueberry. The liqueur steeps for 2 months, so we'll report back on the outcome in December. Meanwhile, see how we made raspberry liqueur here:
Friday, October 12, 2018
Above: Mitch shows off the cocktail.
ON THE SET: Taping the Retro Grasshopper Cocktail Episode
KQ host Mitch Hightower is back behind the bar in the next Kitchen Queers episode. He's mixing a popular mid-century dessert cocktail, the Grasshopper. This chocolate mint concoction combines green crème de menthe and white crème de cacao with half-and-half for a luxurious after dinner drink. This new video will be available to view next week on the KQ YouTube® channel.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/c/KitchenQueers
Below: KQ partner chef Philip tastes the cocktail on the "lounge" set.
Monday, October 8, 2018
NEW VIDEO: Thick Marinara Sauce
KQ host Mitch Hightower shares his recipe for Thick Marinara Sauce. The sauce is thick because of a long cooking time that reduces the liquid. This flavorful and easy-to-make tomato-based sauce is great served over pasta, as a dip for garlic bread, as a topping for pizza and as a filling for calzone or stromboli. KQ partner Chef Philip serves as the guest taste tester for Season 4, Episode 19, Number 79. (S4E19N79-HD).
Below: Meatballs on cocktail picks ready for dipping.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
ON THE SET: Taste Testing Thick Marinara Sauce in the Dining Room
The tasting segment for upcoming Season 4, Episode 19, takes place in the dining room. KQ host Mitch Hightower and partner chef Philip sit down at the table to taste Thick Marinara Sauce. Find out what they thought watching this new episode beginning Monday, October 8, 2018 on the KQ YouTube® channel. Go here:
Below: The KQ Thick Marinara Sauce served with meatballs on decorative skewers.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Above: The KQ Orangecello Margarita
NEW VIDEO: Orangecello Margarita
Our obsession with colorful margarita cocktails continues and this time KQ host Mitch Hightower shows you how to make his recipe for an Orangecello Margarita. This mix is less sweet than a classic margarita, yet still has that amazing orange flavor we love.
See how we make it here:
Below: Graphics for Season 4, Episode 18.
Above: KQ host Mitch Hightower at the stove.
ON THE SET: Taping the Thick Marinara Sauce Episode
Coming next week is another new episode of Kitchen Queers and this time KQ host Mitch Hightower shows you how to make his recipe for Thick Marinara Sauce. Mitch promises, "This sauce is definitely not watery".
Watch all of the KQ videos on the KQ YouTube® channel, go here:
Below: A bowl full of Thick Marinara Sauce.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Grasshopper originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans and was a very popular dessert cocktail during the nineteen fifties and sixties. The KQ version follows the same basic recipe and we've added a shaved chocolate rim. This creamy chocolate mint cocktail is perfect when a sweet adult beverage is called for. Look for a new KQ video featuring this drink coming soon!
Watch all of the KQ videos here: