Stirring Up Memories One Recipe At a Time
My name's Mike Mech and I'm...The Bungalow Chef.
I have a passion for old family recipes and love how just the mention of a classic, timeless recipe will start people reminiscing about a favorite dish from their past, who made it and the story behind it.
By sharing my vintage family recipes and the wonderful food stories that have followed them through the years, I hope to inspire you to bring yesterday's dishes to today's kitchen table and create new food-related, memories for your family.
My mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandmother's recipes are very special to me. And...it's a joy to be able to create these unforgettable dishes in my 1926 Chicago landmark bungalow. The Chicago style bungalow is a timeless classic. Memorable and solid, traditional and enduring, just like the dishes of my family's past. It's the perfect home for me, The Bungalow Chef.
Explore my blog, Recipe Revival, and you'll find many of my favorite recipes. And yes, they each have a special story I hope you find, enlightening, informative or just plain entertaining. I always say, "Every family has a recipe and every recipe has a story. My job is to stir up wonderful memories one recipe at a time."