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Matt Russell

Matt Russell
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Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
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, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I was born and raised in Houston, TX. Besides Texas, I have lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New York. I've visited every U.S. state, most of Europe, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean, and some of South America... So I have had extensive taste experiences throughout my life, which is partially why I love to cook. The other reason is, of course, my mom. She used to prepare a home cooked meal almost every day when I was growing up... I always admired her cooking and aspired to be as good as she was in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking just about everything... I guess I particularly enjoy cooking things that look like art when they are completed... I eat with my eyes almost as much as with my mouth!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from Texas, southern foods of course!
My cooking triumphs
Everytime I complete serving a meal where everything falls into place as planned... Taste, time, appearance...
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list... I don't think you can become a great cook unless you have made some big mistakes in the kitchen... And learned from them...
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Lobster Rolls
Delicious! I marinated the lobster meat(after cooking) in butter with a little lemon juice and garlic powder for a few minutes, then drained off the mixture before adding it to the mayo/onion/celery dressing. I served it open-faced on toasted slices of French baguette bread with lettuce. Everyone loved it!!!

29 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2011
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Absolutely awesome recipe! Don't cut down on the butter or cream, as they really make the soup! Fresh basil is a must!!! Also, if you love basil, then add extra!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2011
Hummus III
Excellent recipe! I have been making this recipe for a while and haven't changed much. I add a couple extra tablespoons of lemon and an extra clove or two of garlic. I make my own tahini. It is very simple: Spread out 2 cups of raw sesame seeds on a baking pan. Bake them at 350 for 8 to 10 min, or until golden brown, stirring after 4 min. Then put in a food processor with 1/2 cup of olive oil for 2 minutes. That's it, but the flavor difference is noticeable when you make the tahini yourself! (You will have left over tahini, and it stores well in the fridge easily for a month. Just stir it up before you use in recipes.)

76 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2011

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