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JohnBethell


JohnBethell
 
Home Town: Staten Island, New York, USA
Living In: North Augusta, South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Dessert
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm the youth minister of an Episcopal church here in the South, studying for the priesthood. They say to be an Episcopal priest, you've got to be good at cooking, gardening, NPR, and whisky. Three out of four ain't bad.
My favorite things to cook
Anything, so long as it's for friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom's an immigrant from Albania; dad's American and from Connecticut. Thanksgiving has always been an amazing blend of traditional and eastern european. It always makes me smile to see stuffed grape leaves next to the cranberry sauce.
My cooking triumphs
Making dessert for twenty-five people at the staff Christmas luncheon. Apple pie, NY cheesecake, and irish cream creme brulee. So damn good.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Irish Cream Creme Brulee
So good. So very good. Ran out of ramekins and had to buy more just so I wouldn't waste the Irish cream goodness.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
Best Ever Pie Crust
I always automatically double the recipe 'cause it's easier to trim off what I don't want than it is to stretch and pray. (I add about a tablespoon of lemon zest to the flour before I do anything. No one knows where that taste comes from, but it makes you want to slap your mama for never telling you it was going to be this good.)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
New York Cheesecake III
Amazing, crack-free cheesecake that turns your mouth into a cement mixer if you don't have it with a cup of coffee. I'm about to upload a pic.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2007
 
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