My name is Michael, and I created Just Cook with Michael as a place to share my love for cooking with others. I attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and spent over 10 years working in the restaurant industry. Currently my full time work has led me out of the industry, but I cannot deny the joy cooking has brought to me. My hope is for my website and Youtube channel to be a place for you to find delicious recipes that allow you to learn about the fundamentals of cooking. New recipes are posted at least once a week.


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Michael holding plate of pesto crab cakes

Hello, I'm Michael!

I aspire to share recipes that you and your family can enjoy while also learning about cooking fundamentals along the way. I attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA and now enjoy cooking as a hobby. 

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