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Rikki Welter


Rikki Welter
 
Home Town: Seaside, California, USA
Living In: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Irish-Style Lamb Stew
About this Cook
I'm a bit of a hedonist. I love to eat, drink, and be merry. Funny enough, though, I often like the cooking even more than the actual eating. And feeding other people! I'm the eldest sibling in a fairly big family, so I've been cooking for a while. I'm always trying to get better, though! I'm of Irish descent, from California, and that has definitely colored my taste in food. My boyfriend is Greek and Italian, so I've added a lot of those flavors to my recipe collection as well. But I like just about everything! I go through phases of cooking only Irish, then I'll follow it up with something random like Armenian or Moroccan food. My real specialty is in blending drinks, though. I'm a bartender at a neo-Japanese restaurant, and I love it!
My favorite things to cook
Soups, stews, ratatouille, "ethnic foods"... anything that involves blending flavors and finding a harmony between them. And always something new!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Comfort foods. Anything with potatoes. Making the most out of a few dollars.
My cooking triumphs
I think I was the most proud of my first Thanksgiving turkey. My dad had always taken responsibility for the bird, but was unavailable. So I kind of... winged it. It came out amazing!
My cooking tragedies
hahaha- Anybody who started cooking as a little kid has the same stories. You learn that you can't fry cheese, and that tuna pancakes are not nearly as cool as they sound.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili
I added a bit of cheese and sour cream to this, and it is AMAZING. Also, the easiest chili I've ever made.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2010
California Chicken Soup
This was fairly bland.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2010
Andrea's Pasta Fagioli
This was delicious. The only thing I changed was to add more salt.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2010
 
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