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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

 
Jul. 9, 2013 10:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 14, 2013 3:19 pm
The following is a letter that I just sent to the Swanson site, sadly.¬†Once upon a time, I was a very young man (age 16), freshly moved from home and on my own, feeding myself. In the beginning, not knowing how to cook, Swanson was my chef quite frequently. I liked the Salisbury Steak, LOVED… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 2, 2013 12:16 am 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 7:23 am
It was Docs post down below wherein he mentions Aspic that spawns this blog. I on occasion, blank out on names and it just so happens that every now and then I blank on a name for years. Aspic was just such a name. I probably tried to remember that word for 3 or 4 years and just couldn't… 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

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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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