The Blu Jam Blog
Blu Jam Café Director of Operations, Jay Perrin, demonstrates how to make the perfect French Press coffee. And you know we are serious about our coffee!
LOS OLIVOS This little town is just a couple of hours north of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara County, and is part of what is typically referred to as Santa Barbara Wine Country. It's part of the Santa Ynez Valley, and is simply magical. Definitely worth a day-trip, or even a weekend if you have the time. There is one main street that runs through town and it's lined with [...]
This is one of my most favorite vegetable dishes, made with tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers, mixed with Mediterranean herbs, and stewed in olive oil. The true origin is unknown, but it made its way to southern France, Northern Spain, and the Balearic Islands. Ratatouille as we know it is claimed by Nice in the Provence region of France, which borders Italy. There are many interpretations of Ratatouille, [...]
If you know me or have been following me, you know that I love two things: family and food! You also know that I believe if I can't pronounce an ingredient, I won't cook with it. I love shopping at Farmers Markets because seeing the food, knowing where it comes from and the process it goes through is a great way to make better, healthier choices. I [...]
To say there is only one woman behind Blu Jam Café would be remiss. First, without the support of my amazing wife— especially in the early days— there would be no Blu Jam Café. Not to mention all the wonderful and talented women that are on staff at each location and in the corporate office. But there is one woman, in particular, that deserves a special nod, [...]
Located within Wolfgang Puck's experimental test kitchen, The Rogue Experience presents an untraditional tasting menu for eight guests a night. And what an experience it was. Guest Chefs from around the world collaborate in the newest Wolfgang Puck venture. A fun night filled with great food and... Japanese TV?? Yes, they were there to follow their Japanese Chef Tetsu. And when they saw me, they wanted to interview me as well. LOL! An incredible 14 courses [...]