Chef Tom Jackson is a Kansas native, born and raised in Wichita. In 2008 he and his wife moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Oregon Culinary Institute. Tom studied both general culinary skills as well as baking and pastry while working as a cook in a variety of restaurants. After graduating from Oregon Culinary Institute he began working as a bread baker and pastry chef at the renowned Ken’s Artisan Bakery in Northwest Portland. He spent more than four years honing his skills under James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Ken Forkish.
In that time he and his wife had their first child, and the draw of home and family grew stronger. Longtime friends of the Cary family, owners of All Things Barbecue, they returned to Kansas to help All Things Barbecue continue to excel in their cooking classes. Tom has been further developing and building cooking classes and private events at All Things Barbecue since March 2014.
Brownie Truffles are amazing, and this recipe takes SIMPLE ingredients (boxed brownie mix?!) and turns them into something so impressive, that your friends and family will think you’re a world-class chocolatier!
Arepas are an found in many places now, but are a distinct culinary icon in Colombia. These patties are composed of cooked corn meal combined with water and salt, at their simplest, though many variations exist. In this case, we’re splitting the arepa to stuff with fillings and serve as a sandwich.
If you love pie and you love creme brûlée, this is the perfect dessert for you! The custard base is essentially what you’d find in creme brûlée, except that we replaced the sugar with Kansas wildflower honey and the vanilla with bourbon!