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Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Living In: Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
Hmmmmm this part is hard for me. I'm rather eclectic and when I describe what it is that I do for a living I tell people I play with food. Yes, technically I'm a chef, a personal chef to 21 people to be exact, but I feel I'm more than that at times. I'm responsible for meeting the culinary and health needs of this lovely "family" and while I take that responsibility VERY seriously, I try to make things fun. I'm not afraid of taking risks and defying the conventions of "serious culinary art". I believe that a lot of people don't cook because they simply tend to feel they have to be too rigid with things, following recipes to the letter. I think food is an adventure....don't be afraid of taking the road less travelled.
My favorite things to cook
I love food in general. I like doing the unconventional with the everyday mundane. You won't find tuna casserole on my menu, EVER. I've got too many ideas to stand still in the kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with kids would have to be one of my favorite traditions. Kids possess the sense of adventure with their food that most adults lack. Kids aren't afraid of taking a risk, they know what they like and they go with it. Macaroni & cheese pizza anyone???
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