I'm TJ Steele, chef/owner of Claro in Brooklyn and founder of El Buho Mezcal. I can talk corn all day and even have a bunch of tattoos dedicated to my favorite ingredient. AMA
I like tiki cocktails, getting the munchies and searching out ethnic food, usually in Queens (as long as it's gluten free). I'm covered from head to toe in tattoos and have traveled the world to get them. Oaxaca is my home away from home. I've been working and living there part time for the past decade, which led me to found El Buho Mezcal, opening Claro and participating in CuriosityStream’s The History of Food documentary. At Claro, masa is king - my partner in El Buho and I import the corn for the restaurant directly from Oaxaca and have started growing some on our land there as well. I'm here to answer all your masa questions and discuss my experience with The History of Food on CuriosityStream.
To see me on TV in The History of Food, go to Curiositystream.com. Itching for a taste of Oaxaca? Come visit us at Claro for a mole and mezcal www.clarobk.com or follow us @clarobk
Thanks to everyone who wrote in, hope to see at Claro one day soon!