Geisler Profile - (10206878)

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Home Town: New York City, New York, USA
Living In: Clinton, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love nothing more than to take on a new, complex cuisine or recipe and to spend all day in the kitchen figuring it out and bringing it all together for a memorable new experience for my wife and myself. Sometimes I even invite friends, though I'm so experimental that it's a bit unnerving to take the chance I'll screw it all up.
My favorite things to cook
Currently I'm a huge fan of authentic Mexican cooking . . . experimenting with everything from Yucatan to Veracruz to Guadalajara to Oaxaca and Pueblo. The variety of styles and flavors and techniques are seemingly endless. When in need of a change, usually go to Asian or continental cuisine. Increasingly I fuse ethnic styles as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a great cook but my Dad loved his proteins so overdone that I never really appreciated meat especially for what it could do for my taste buds. Mom taught me a lot of fundamentals that I still use today. Big holiday meals are the things that live one as traditions (turkey, ham, etc.)
My cooking triumphs
Authentic mole poblano, all 27 ingredients fusing together the next day for a perfect result. Mastering indirect grilling techniques to the point where I can cook to absolute perfection any cut of meat, roast, poultry or fish on the planet. Also mastered the art of risotto in countless iterations literally the best I've ever tasted (everyone who's had mine agrees)!
My cooking tragedies
Baking in general . . . not my cup of tea.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Lemon Drop Martini
awesome, but used fresh lemon juice and Ketel One Citroen to make this drink a true 5 star rated libation. Ketel is so much fresher tasting than Absolut Citron, it's not even funny. And it really makes a diff in this drink!

65 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2008
Frozen Banana Margaritas
very tasty! Tried these a couple of times, once with Jose Cuervo Gold and once with the higher end Cuervo, called Tradicional, which is all blue agave. Couldn't really tell the difference, so I'd recommend Cuervo Gold. Tried Sauza, too, which didn't impress. Definitely fill the blender half-way with ice, and frozen bananas help with the slush factor;-)

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2008
Red Apple Martini
Only works with Crown Royal! Jack is too "alcoholy"

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2007

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