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.

Ten Things I Learned Working in Restaurants

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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…

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

Into The Valley of Nod

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

Watching History Unfold Through ‘Mad Men’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

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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

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

50 Movies You Should See Before You Die (in No Particular Order)

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From ‘Cop Land’—who knew Stallone could act?—to the original ‘Postman Always Rings Twice,’ Steve Jaeger on why these are movies worth watching.

Scared Straight

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Steve Jaeger lives to tell a tale of hitchhiking in the Age of Aquarius.

Can You Make Whine with Those Sour Grapes?

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The Washington Nationals remind Phillies fans whose house this is.

The Case for Shutting Down Stephen Strasburg

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Steve Jaeger supports Rizzo’s decision to sit Nationals rehabbing pitcher Stephen Strasburg.