Mel’s Diner

Sharp Knives, Raw Meat and Fire


My name is Mike, it’s not Mel. No one has ever called me Mel, though I give the name “Sharples” when I order a pizza.  I’m a wannabe cook who would hate the heat and the hours of a professional kitchen, so I cook at home and write about it.  I’m married to a wonderful lady I call She Who Must Be Obeyed with two – very often – great kids.  I’m currently living in New Hampshire with no desire to leave (for now) my tax free haven, though a few more specialty food stores wouldn’t hurt.  I’m a fan of eating locally and of grass-fed beef.



  1. 🙂

    Comment by bibomedia | February 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hey Mike – This is AWESOME! I’ve made you a favorite. I had absolutely no idea you were such a foodee. I envy your children for the feasts you create. Sigh. Have they any idea how good they have it??

    Keep on cookin, my friend. I’m certainly stealing several recipes….sadly, my cooking time is attenuated now that I’m working. But you’ve inspired me!

    Best – Julie Muir

    Comment by Julie Muir | September 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. I love your site…makes me think you might be scotch-irish like me’self. Look forward to reading more of your rants and recipes! -Chef E

    Comment by cookappeal | October 16, 2008 | Reply

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