About Steve Jaeger

Steve Jaeger grew up in suburban New York but has lived in the Washington, DC area since his teens. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and worked as a chef for more than thirty years. He is an avid baseball fan, history buff and never misses Curb Your Enthusiasm. He lives in Arlington, VA with three children and a cat.


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Steve Jaeger with a behind-the-scenes look at a restaurant, Friday night, 7 pm.

My Life In Pictures

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Steve Jaeger shares a comical documentation of his life.

Driving In to Hell


Steve Jaeger remembers a cross-country drive with his family when he was nine, and a storm so intense it still gives him goosebumps.

Conversations With My Cat

Conversations With My Cat

After a near deadly cat fight between Steve Jaeger’s Himalayan cat and a pit bull, the cat has something to say to Steve.

Ten Things I Learned Working in Restaurants


Here are a few things Steve Jaeger took away from the food industry.

If You Can’t Ride With the Big Dogs…Don’t

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Steve Jaeger, with a quick rant about bicyclists who don’t follow the rules of the road.

Twelve Things Americans Should Know

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Steve Jaeger’s list.

Boys and Girls, I Have Terrible News…


Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?

Into The Valley of Nod


Steve Jaeger, with a chilling work of fiction about a forgotten way to go MIA in a war.

Watching History Unfold Through ‘Mad Men’


The most recent episode of Mad Men reminded Steve Jaeger of what it was like in America when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

The Big Jump

Coney Island, parachute jump, boardwalk, summer vacation, Brooklyn, NYC, adolescence, childhood, boys

Steve Jaeger takes you back to his last summer in Coney Island, when he was finally tall enough to ride the Parachute Jump.

Five Films That Changed the Game

M*A*S*H movie, Little Big Man movie, A Clockwork Orange movie, The Godfather movie, The Graduate movie, The Good Life, The Good Men Project, Steve Jaeger

The Seventies were a decade of smashing taboos in filmmaking: in dialogue, depictions of history, and the image of the leading man.

The Tyranny of Rights


In an age of nuclear weapons and mass shootings, does it still make sense to uphold an American’s constitutional right to bear arms?

A Professional Chef’s 5 Favorite Cookbooks


Here are five great cookbooks with tons of doable recipes and ideas for Thanksgiving.

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die


Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.

50 More Must-See Films


Steve Jaeger thought of fifty more films you should definitely watch.