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Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are consistently successful high stakes players in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship, and they share with listeners their strategies and experiences of competing in the highest levels of fantasy baseball. Listen to the guys who have done it before to learn how to win your leagues! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/high-stakes-heat/support
 
If you’ve ever dreamed about cooking like or becoming a professional chef, you’ve come to the right place. Hosted by Chef Jacob Burton, an executive chef by day, wanna be broadcaster by night, we feature instructional style episodes that unpack professional level cooking techniques in an approachable fashion, and interviews with culinary taste makers, including chefs, cook book authors, wine makers, brewers, coffee roasters, and anyone else who is passionate about the world of food and beverage.
 
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Dave, Jake, and Tony @Spectre14 all together IN THE SAME STUDIO! What better way could there be to jump start High Stakes Heat again!? *An update on our high dollar and industry league teams *Players that each of us has gotten right and wrong, as we currently stand *Some players that look due for a good or improved second half *A speculative saves …
 
In this episode of The Stella Culinary School Podcast, picking out knives, and what to consider when purchasing a smoker, BBQ, or grill this summer. And YES, by popular demand, this episode now has time stamps! INTRODUCTION 00:00:00 - My Standard Charming Introduction. A Must Watch! SEGMENT ONE - WHAT KNIVES DO YOU NEED? 00:02:07 - What knives shou…
 
We are one week from another beautiful (full) baseball season, and Jake and Tony @Spectre14 are here to give you an evergreen draft strategy pod for the ages! This episode is essentially devoid of specific player analysis, and it is meant for you to use as a comprehensive strategy primer for any of your drafts this last week of March, and even beyo…
 
The practical use of hydrocolloids are discussed, including Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Agar Agar, and meat glue (transglutaminase). We talk about how these items can help you solve traditional kitchen problems, while not becoming the focus of a dish. Mentioned In This Episode Greek Salad Homework Assignment - https://youtu.be/3uVnAMEdu5A Food Science V…
 
In this episode, I lay out the "Greek Salad Challenge" as a homework assignment. The purpose of this challenge is to drill knife skills, and work on creating baseline seasonings through balancing fat, acid and salt. We then carry this concept over into a lesson on how I would recreate the flavor of a hollandaise sauce if all I had was a recipe and …
 
Big Sexy John L @MLBMovingAvg is back for Round 2 with Dave and Jake, and the heat does not stop until the outro plays! *The @baseballpods Podcast Bracket "controversy" *John breaks down the NFBC Tag Team draft and doesn't hold back...Check the DRAFT BOARD *Checking in on our TGFBI drafts after one week (John #19, Dave #3, Jake #2) *The Great Lakes…
 
Big John Stud @MLBMovingAvg joins the boys and there's no stopping this train! We went for a whopping 225 minutes, so we slashed this episode in two; look for the second part to drop Tuesday. *Injuries to Calhoun, Bogaerts, Woodruff, Kelenic *John's feeling on the Yankees rotation *Aaron Civale has new mechanics *How do we feel about Bellinger's re…
 
In this episode, we discuss how to ace a chef tryout when applying for a leadership position in a professional kitchen, and how to successfully execute for a large group or banquet. In the questions and comment section, I answer Robert's question on how to execute 10 steaks at once when cooking for family and friends, and Fran's question on how lon…
 
In this episode, Chef Jacob discusses things you should consider if you plan on leaving your career to become a chef, some potential food safety issues with reheating and holding food, and then a break down on how exactly fat affects the flavor and texture of your bread dough. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Chef Jacob's Culinary B…
 
Check this behemoth! Shout out to the Dingers pod for our epic first round battle in the Baseballpods Tourney! *Justin Mason's Podapolooza this Saturday/Sunday Feb. 27-28 *When will the Blue Jays migrate back to Buffalo? *COVID cases, news, and signings *How can you determine who closes in a murky backend bullpen situation? *Do people still think t…
 
The combi oven saga continues, with a deep dive into why I bought two more Anova Combi ovens for my professional kitchen, how we are using it to streamline our kitchen execution, and how this translates into the home cooking environment. Topics discuss include: Holding and executing eggs for a busy brunch service, including how to execute a perfect…
 
In this live episode of the Stella Culinary School Podcast, we begin with a discussion on how I like to prep on my days off to make mid-week cooking execution fast and efficient. I then answer questions on food & wine pairings, how chefs create balance in their menus, and how the pandemic has affected the United States restaurant scene. Audio only …
 
We heard you missed us; we're back! There are tons of things to cover in the world of fantasy baseball: *So many transactions! 15+ players/situations to discuss *MLB changing the baseball and actually TELLING us about it?? *Can there be objective truth in fantasy? *How much we should use or "rely on" projections *Battle of the Podcasts draft review…
 
In this episode, I give a step by step breakdown of how to make gnocchi by feel, instead of using a recipe, whether it's potato, ricotta, or pumpkin. Then I review Anova's new Combi Oven, also known to the nerd's as the APO (Anova Precision Cooker). There's a lot to like, but a few things that can be improved upon as well. Is it worth $600? You've …
 
This episode goes off the rails quite a bit, but still turned out great, which I know you expect nothing less. We really hit our flow about 28 minutes in, once I figured out that the comments, ONCE AGAIN, were not loading properly! In this episode, we talk: About crypto currencies and how it will affect restaurant profit margins in the future. The …
 
In this episode, we get the ball rolling with an update on the pressure cooked ribs experiment, where I went wrong, and how I scrambled to fix the issue to still get a delicious dinner on the table. Then I give you an epic breakdown of how to create the best beef stroganoff ever, without using a recipe, by shooting the entire dish through the F-STE…
 
In the thirty-ninth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob discuss the conclusion of The Mandalorian season 2. Show Notes: The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (Trailer) | LEGO on YouTube Jake’s ‘Making of Alien’ list | Letterboxd Animated Duel of the Fates | Mr. Sunday on YouTube Being Boba Fett: Temuera Morrison Discusses ‘The Mandalorian’ | NYT …
 
In this episode: A lesson on tough cuts, tender cuts, and how cooking technique, preparation, and slicing can effect their overall tenderness. How to pick-up (execute) ribs in a professional restaurant setting, and how you can use these techniques at home to make your leftover ribs better than "hot off the grill." We discuss Combi-oven technology, …
 
Back in the saddle! *The Browns are the greatest team in football *Nickelodeon shows that didn't suck (except for the ones Dave likes) *Lindor and Carrasco to the Big Apple *Hendriks, Schwarber sign *Sticky situation in LA *Closers whom you might feel totally comfortable drafting, but you probably shouldn't *Certain players that we will be watching…
 
Earlier today I jumped into our Facebook group on a whim to do a live stream and say hi. What was intended to be a few minutes of awkwardly waving at the camera before signing off turned into a pretty good time! Some of the main topics discussed: Do you really need to salt your pasta water, and why I don't allow my cooks to do it in the restaurant!…
 
In the thirty-eighth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike Jacob, and special guest Bobby Darling discuss the deluge of announcements from Disney Investor Day 2020. Show Notes: Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed | StarWars.com Disney announces 10 Star Wars series for Disney+ List of Upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows we know about Some fake Kenobi tra…
 
--INITIATE SHOW NOTE TRANSMISSION-- The Robot's infamous System has seized control of High Stakes Heat! Phil Dussault (@PhilDussault27) has written our entire script for us and is forcing us to execute his fantasy baseball wishes. Tune in for a wide variety of heinous topics that the Robot has prepared for us! *Landing spots for Bauer and Lindor *C…
 
In the thirty-seventh episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob watch The Mandalorian, chapters 12-14. Show Notes: The Mandalorian on Disney+ IMDb Wikipedia The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline | io9 The Mandalorian: Rosario Dawson (and Dave Filoni) Tell All About Ahsoka Tano | Vanity Fair Mandalorian Character …
 
In the thirty-sixth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob read and compare writer/director Colin Trevorrow's unused script for Duel of the Fates with 2019's film Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Show Notes: Colin Trevorrow fired from Episode 9 Duel of the Fates script leaks | Esquire Colin Trevorrow | IMDb Derek Connolly | IMDb Rob…
 
Happy December! Only the best and bravest are diving into their analysis at this point, and we have you covered as you foray deep into your prep for 2021. Topics covered include: *Analyzing the non-tenders of note *Urshela elbow surgery, Wander Franco biceps injury *Concerns with Tyler Glasnow *Why all the hate for Dylan Moore? *Dave rantin' on Sta…
 
In the thirty-fifth episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob follow along with The Mandalorian season 2, episodes 1-3 (chapters 9-11). Show Notes: The origins of the Episode IV Krayt Dragon skeleton Useless machines in action The Razorcrest's commode Notice the handrails and stirrups. The Mandalorian's latest episode recasts Star Wars’ heroes in ne…
 
It's time to turn the page to 2021! Well, at least in terms of fantasy baseball anyway...still gotta get through 6 more weeks of this garbage in real life. Dave and Jake are back and they're ready to move forward with draft prep for the new season. Let's start getting ready to dominate! *Why the Dolans are horrible *Smyly gets $11mil? *Clevinger ge…
 
The second half of our season retrospective closely examines the pitching hits and misses from the less than optimal year 2020. Dave, Tony (@Spectre14), and Jake blaze through a vast number of starters and relievers...would they do it all again the same way? Listen in to find out! ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Ha…
 
The band gets back together to closely examine the offensive hits and misses from the 2020 season. Dave, Tony, and Jake recap their fantasy seasons and lay it all out there for you all to absorb and grow your own game. Part 2 will cover pitching, due sometime next week. ****************************************** Dave McDonald and Jake Halusker are …
 
Dave and Jake work to carry you to the finish line in today's episode, both helping you to set that final weekend offensive lineup in NFBC and looking ahead to a number of topics that will dominate our thoughts heading into 2021. Best of luck to all our listeners as they close out their championships! *Injuries and players returning that could affe…
 
The boys are again joined by their close friend and another member of The Consortium, Tony DiVincenzo (@Spectre14), and together they tackle what everyone should be looking at heading into the final week of baseball. There's a ton of great strategy points in here, and they also have an opportunity at the end to give some advice on targets for your …
 
Dave and Jake are excited to welcome another incredible NFBC stalwart to the pod in RotoWire's Scott Jenstad (@ScottJenstad)! The gentlemen hit on tons of ever-in-flux closer situations, some injury and promotion news, plenty of in-season management strategy topics, and a number of great listener questions. Scott is an exemplary guest, and it was a…
 
Episode 9 of the pod features the incredibly successful high stakes redraft and DFS player Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) of Guru Elite fame! This is an absolutely jam-packed show, full of insights into who Vlad is and what makes him a winner, plenty of player analysis and news, and short season adjustments. More specifically, we will cover: *Vlad's beginn…
 
The boys return with special guest Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB), the busiest analyst in fantasy baseball and an all-around great guy. He is nothing but candid with us about his process, experience, and life in general; plenty to take out of this episode! Among the topics covered: *Justin and his career *FWFB, TGFBI, and the Mason Face *Cleveland…
 
Dave and Jake are joined by the Robot himself, Phil Dussault (@PhilDussault27)! Phil has only played in the NFBC for four seasons, but he brings a wealth of successful experience and heavy analysis to the pod. Together they cover a plethora of topics: -The wackiest NFBC Sunday FAAB we've ever seen -Tons and tons of closing situations in flux -A ret…
 
The boys are back after their long drafting hiatus, and they brought in their long-time friend and Dave's Main Event partner, Tony DiVincenzo (@Spectre14)! The three review their strategies for drafting their four total $1200 NFBC Sprint Main Event leagues, as they highlight their primary points of focus in building their teams facing the Covid nig…
 
The summer rolls on, and your intrepid NFBCers fill you in on the news, some of which can be found at the Covid Watch. The Main Event drafts started on Sunday, but there's not enough ADP data yet for solid analysis; however, there is more than enough July Online Championship data to get a good feel for where we are. Dave and Jake also take a look a…
 
Dave and Jake return to bring you some summer updates and direct you to RotoSaurus's Covid Watch. The boys touch on setting your KDS (Kentucky Derby Style) order for your drafts, some rarer resources to be targeting, and many of their DOs and DON'Ts for drafting in roto leagues. They may even debut a new segment! They then close by evaluating how t…
 
Dave and Jake wrangle all of the news from the beginning of the 'Summer Training' period (You like that, Jon Heyman?) for you: Covid diagnoses, opt-outs, new births, managerial comments...all to help you organize everything as you prep for more drafts. Dave warns you again about drafting Josh Hader as your first closer, when you should be drafting …
 
In round 2 of High Stakes Heat, the boys touch on the news of the day, with players opting out and even *gasp* a trade! Dave breaks down spring training stats for starters that could be indicators of future performance, and then he highlights specific performances of pitchers from Spring 2020 whose 'summer training' we should be keeping an eye on. …
 
Welcome to the highly-anticipated RotoSaurus High Stakes Heat podcast! The boys banter about their childhoods, origins in fantasy baseball, NFBC experience, and... oh yea! Baseball is coming! They give a flyover of things to expect in a 60-game, travel-reduced season. We'll keep pumping out the episodes; thanks so much for listening! Dave McDonald …
 
Discuss this podcast in the Stella Culinary School Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StellaCulinary/permalink/1437680866415097/ IN THE DISCUSSION SEGMENT ... We talk eggs, omlettes and the "French Omlette Falacy." I also walk you through how to make a classic, American style breakfast omelette (fully loaded of course). Original post b…
 
In this episode, I bring back The Stella Culinary Podcast after a long hiatus to answer community questions and respond to discussions going on in the Stella Culinary Facebook Group. Join the discussion by going to: https://facebook.com/groups/stellaculinary. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel here: https://youtube.com/jacobburton Check out my Culinar…
 
Breaker has finally hit 1.0! Leah returns to talk about why it took as long as it did and what great new features you can find in the latest version of the iOS app! Follow Jacob on Breaker and on Twitter! Follow Leah on Breaker and Twitter! If you have questions for the staff or feedback for this episode, leave a comment on this episode in Breaker!…
 
Introducing Duncan, Breaker's Android developer! Talking points include Duncan's background in programming, what he's working on at Breaker, and... beer pong? Follow Jacob on Breaker and on Twitter! Follow Duncan on Breaker and Twitter! If you have questions for the staff or feedback for this episode, leave a comment on this episode in Breaker! Lin…
 
In the thirty-third episode of Bantha Fodder, Mike and Jacob embark on their final examination of the Skywalker saga. Show Notes: The Rise Of Skywalker How The Rise Of Skywalker Failed Rose Tico | Nerdist An Oral History of Carrie Fisher in TROS | Vanity Fair The Rise of Skywalker and the Sidelining of Finn | SW Rep Matters Follow the show! iTunes …
 
Alex makes his Breaking Ground debut! Talking points include Alex's background in podcasting (both as talent and a developer), what he's working on at Breaker, as well as the future of podcasting in his eyes. We also dive into his many (and varied) side projects of years past! Follow Jacob on Breaker and on Twitter! Follow Alex on Breaker and Twitt…
 
Leah returns to discuss CarPlay, the latest update to Breaker! Talking points include how Breaker prioritizes feature requests and how Leah worked on this one without having a car! There is also some talk of iOS 13 and the new CarPlay features that are coming for free this fall from Apple. Follow Jacob on Breaker and on Twitter! Follow Leah on Brea…
 
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