Peter Bella – TheCookingCop.com
By Steven A Leahy
Regular listeners to The IRS Radio Hour know my family members were union iron workers for three generations. I was a member of the Riggers, Machinery Movers & Erectors Local 136 for many years before I started practicing law. As a Rigger, I met and became friends with many Chicago Police Officers (still am). I always enjoyed their refreshing honesty about life in Chicago – It isn’t always what we think it is.
This week on the IRS Radio Hour we welcome Peter Bella to the show. I have known Mr. Bella for some time, he hired me to help him solve his IRS problem – it turns out he knew my brother Jim before he hired me. They were friends through mutual work with conservative causes. Peter Bella is a retired Chicago Police officer, photographer, blogger, chef and Chicago life observer.
I follow Mr. Bella’s blog posts on chicagonow.com. “Chicagonow.com is an online community created for Chicagoans by Chicagoans. Every day, ChicagoNow bloggers post more than 100 entries to the site about local topics. And every day, thousands of ChicagoNow users comment on those entries. The result is a lively, authentic conversation about all things Chicago.”
His recent articles include “Is it time to start Tentbnb in Chicago”; What cops know can solve some of America’s problems”; “Don’t bite the hand that fed you”; “Ignorant and uninformed rhetoric over police killings is disgraceful”; Just to name a few. Each article is a blunt, “as I see it” response to the biggest issues facing Chicago.
Mr. Bella also blogs about another subject I love: Food – as the Cooking Cop. Why Cooking Cop? He writes, “Cooking Cop sounded better than the Cooking Dude, Cooking Goof, Cooking Mook, or Cooking Mamaluke. I cook. I eat. I drink. I write about it. I shoot pictures too. That is my game.”
On TheCookingCop.com, Mr. Bella shares his “passion for eating, drinking, and cooking.” He shares “recipes, techniques and methods, handy kitchen tips and advice.” He also writes about his favorite Chicago restaurants, usually out of the way joints with little fanfare, but great food. I have to say, the pictures of the food he prepares are mouth-watering.
So, tune in to the IRS Radio Hour to meet Mr. Peter Bella, the Cooking Cop, on Sunday August 7, 2016 at 5:00 on AM 560 The Answer.
And remember, if you have an IRS problem – like the Cooking Cop did – Call Opem Tax Resolutions and the Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC at 312-664-6649.