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Scotty Bastable

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Scotty is happiest is his kitchen, rocking a bow tie and sneakers with a kitchen towel tucked into his belt. His ideal evening involves cooking a meal for his three daughters, wife, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law as the “meal music mix” of the day is playing in the background. He likes an ice cold Gibson and one of his own pickled onions with his meals. This stylish San Francisco chef is a one-of-a-kind dad.

Q1 - What’s one tool in the kitchen you wish you had and why?

Japanese fish scaler. Would come in handy when I get fresh fish in Chinatown.

Q2 - What’s your biggest meal disaster?

I Just finished making a super fancy Mexican bean salad for a lunch time gathering. It was to be the main course (besides the margaritasJ). Like the board game Mousetrap!, I reached for something, which bumped into a box of kosher salt and them an open bottle of tequila. Both the tequila and salt poured into the huge bowl of salad – one salty, boozy, uneatable mess!

Q3 - What’s one thing you would like to learn how to make?

Chocolate eclairs

Q4 - If there was one dish you would teach your kid to make, what would it be?

Timpano, the dish from the movie Big Night. Made it once and it took all day. Definitely a bonding dish for all of us.

Q5 - What does it mean to you as a dad to cook for your family?

It is nourishment for my soul. Couldn’t imagine a life without it.



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