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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

Jan. 27, 2012 9:23 pm 
Updated: Jan. 28, 2012 6:48 pm
My wife is off with my stepson at a basketball tourney so I've been left to my own devices all the day long. I watched several episodes of my new secret pleasure, an HBO show called Boardwalk Empire. I worked for 9 hours too, drafted a complete commercial auto parts reception desk, display… MORE
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Jan. 16, 2012 1:05 pm 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 8:58 pm
I must apologize to those who've spent a great deal of time assembling their blogs as here I am back posting another blog pushing them back, much shorter and less well thought out than my usual contributions.  I recently posted a sort of fun blog about vegetables. In no way during my blog did… MORE
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Jan. 15, 2012 11:03 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 7:30 am
Recently, Chef jon asked if any of us had a personal signature that we could identify with our cooking. I gave this some thought and the only thing I could really think of was that I almost always serve a vegetable with every single meal I prepare with the exception of breakfast which I only… MORE
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Jan. 2, 2012 3:01 pm 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 7:49 am
A few folks on here have asked me over the last year to post a little about my cabinetmaking. So it's January 1, 2012 (that’s weird) and my wife is at work, I have none. I'm gonna do a blog and a half today. Not a one liner....(lol) In the beginning I was 29 years old and employed as a… MORE
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About Me
Let's see, in keeping it to a subject, at age 22 I had a filet doused in Bernaise sauce aboard a train. That was it, I was hooked on fine food. Living in a small town necessitates learning to cook well to maintain that stellar menu.
My favorite things to cook
Oh man, only a thousand characters? My favorite things to cook are items that make YOU happy. I'll try anything and thus far it would be far easier to list those things I don't like than those I do. So far, I hate Cilantro and I'm allergic to green chiles. It's a short list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Christmas dinner. Usually in December, sometimes early January. I've a waiting list of people who wish to be invited. Alas, I've only a service for 10. We're talking silver, Noritake, crystal stemware, crisp linens, fine wines paired appropriately and a menu that's usually derived from a theme.
My cooking triumphs
Every smile, every gasp of delight, every accolade, such sweet victory!
My cooking tragedies
A Cioppino recipe I found here. I served it as part of one of those Christmas dinners and the cod was a poor choice. It was terrible, ghastly fishy taste. I've since learned a thing or two about freshness in fish. Prior to that, hmm perhaps when I was 10, I made a spice cake that called for whole cloves....hey, that's what it said on the outside of the bottle, whole cloves....
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