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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

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Apr. 29, 2012 11:19 am 
Updated: May 2, 2012 6:59 pm
In 2002, my business was flying. My vehicle at that time was a 1985 Nissan pickup that I'd purchased used in 1987. The Nissan was done, very very done, so I decided it was time to go buy a new vehicle for me. I'd decided to not buy new because I'd already done that twice and I was a little… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 20, 2012 2:49 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 5:50 pm
If you don't normally read my blogs, right out of the gate I should warn you, this perhaps isn't the one to start with. I'm ticked off and because this is my blog, MINE, I get to write out my stuff and it's nobodies worry but my own. I'm a cabinetmaker. I have my own business but in the… 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
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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