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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

 
Dec. 28, 2011 4:22 pm 
Updated: Jan. 5, 2012 7:15 pm
Well it's been a year since I first made a blog. I'd never previously had a blog but I was uber familiar with discussion forums so the format while different, was also easy to adapt to. My cooking hasn't actually improved over the last year, likely because I've spent too much time writing and… MORE
 
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Dec. 5, 2011 9:55 am 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2011 10:50 am
I, on occasion like to dabble in wee works of fiction. I posted one a while back in my blog and seeing as how it's getting close to Christmas I thought I show you all another. It's genesis lay in an image I had in my head of a poor miserable boy sleeping away cloaked in expectancy. What… MORE
 
 
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Raedwulf

Living In
Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada

Member Since
Jul. 2007

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet

Hobbies
Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting

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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
Christmas. I like everything about that meal and every single year I aim to improve.
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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