About the Author

Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen is the direct result of my struggles to put food on the table after my Layoff. I didn’t have a Job so I created one to prove that gourmet meals can be affordable and cooked right in the comfort of our own homes. These recipes have titles everyone is familiar with, but, with low budget ingredient alternatives to minimize the cost of gourmet restaurant prices. I aim to teach, please and inspire you to try these simple recipes so that you might enjoy fine dining at home as you gain the praise of your companion and/or company. Teaching you how to incorporate products into simple gourmet dishes will not only improve your skills but also show you how easy it can be done from any Kitchen; with cheaper, convenient substitutions that will not only blow your mind, but insure that most no one will be able to, ever, tell the difference. Welcome to the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen! But just so you know, it all started like this……

I was on the road working Heavy Industrial Construction.  Back to back, I helped build the largest Coal Power Plant and Expand the biggest Fuel Refinery in the nation.  Then the lay offs came, with no work to be found.  So between unemployment, food stamps and a constant battle to get an application through the door, anywhere, I  thought it might be a good idea to strategist and attempt to utilize one of my other talents; cooking.  So I started a YouTube Channel and Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen was born.  

Renting a furnished apartment, I had very little space with minimal cookware and plates.  I barely even had a semi sharp knife at the time.  And believe it or not, in the beginning, this entire site was only made possible by the multitasking of my cell phone. All video footage, photographs and web editing was being brought to you by a 3G touchscreen Android.  And It is from that humble abode, unemployed and on Food Stamps that I started Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!

7 thoughts on “About the Author”

  1. I just had to tell you how appreciative we are having a site like yours to log into, and pulling a “stunt” out of the kitchen. I call it a stunt cause I never know how the food is gonna turn out. Having no cooking experience whatsoever, i do manage to pull off miracles from time to time; never mind the near disasters that barely made it to the table. I know what it feels like having to juggle between being a bread winner and a family man. My hats off to you buddy!

    1. I sure appreciate that Peter, thank you. I know exactly what you mean. In all honesty, it’s my family that keeps me going. Though, sometimes I get a little behind on what I want to accomplish, just like anyone, but eventually I always make it back to posting new material and great recipes for everyone. Thanks for the compliment. Those keep me going too!

  2. Awesome Site! Thanks for the Card! 🙂 I finely found the ‘Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen (PMGK) on the web, Jolene said she had found the PMGK on another site too! btw she does the mixing, cooking here, I only eat :)-

    1. Yes, Thank you! Glad to see you found it! It’s popularity is starting to get around, most definitely. It’s not Rocket Science by any means but people sure seem to enjoy what I’m putting out there. Thanks for commenting!

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