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The start of things to come

Aug. 10, 2010 12:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010 11:30 pm
I enjoy reading and hearing peoples feedback on many different things. Everyone from people who have worked in kitchens for 25+ years all the way down to the newest cooks. SO here is your chance to speak your mind on the things..yes you the reader, that are going on in the world of food.… MORE
Aug. 1, 2010 6:56 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2010 3:39 pm
Summer is coming to a close soon enough and I must say it's been an adventure. I've been travelling, tasting food from all over. I've journeyed both physically and mentally to places to try foods from many different places. It's been great fun. In a  few weeks I return to work, I look… MORE
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May 16, 2010 5:24 pm 
Updated: May 17, 2010 9:20 pm
A kitchen can be and is often an battlefield. An area of utter chaos, angers, frustration, and screaming. Tensions are HIGH. People get pushed to a mental breaking point, and then return to do it again tomorrow. Even I get bad sometimes. Nobody's perfect. However, I always rememember the… MORE
May 9, 2010 6:41 am 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2010 11:05 pm
In any kitchen, and of course every cook needs them. Knives. The most basic tool, the original kitchen do-it-all.It slices, it chops, it dices, it is the tool of the trade. Almost everyone has a set of kitchen knives of some sort. Whether it be a "top of the line" block with 40 different… MORE
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Apr. 27, 2010 11:50 am 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2010 10:56 am
You need only look at my profile picture, and 70% of the time that is what you will see. (ok minus the sunglasses). I am usually in full brigade most of the time, either at work or going to a business meeting to talk about a catered event. And as is the case people rarely see me in normal… MORE
Apr. 8, 2010 8:49 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2010 6:00 am
Yes..I'm adding a second part to this. Because really if I'm an inspiration to people, it's important to point out those who have inspired me. My biggest inspiration is those same kind of people I mentioned in my last blog of this name. Those people who encourage me to cook things,… MORE
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Apr. 5, 2010 2:15 pm 
Updated: May 9, 2010 5:39 am
I was at work, and one of the seniors who will be graduating this year stopped me to ask me a question. We had talked and joked many times, and He and his Girlfriend have come in many times and I have whipped up something special for them or done a special request order, nothing big. And once a… MORE
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Mar. 29, 2010 8:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 31, 2010 7:12 pm
Yes it's here...for the most part. With it comes snow melting, warmer climates, and of course...Growing seasons. Flowers are blooming, trees are sprouting and produce is beginning to grow. Farmers markets are starting to pop up again. I'm very excited :) Fresh produce is important to me. I… MORE
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Mar. 22, 2010 12:43 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2010 9:06 pm
There are a few people who apprentice with me. I enjoy the help, and they get the experience. It's a lovely trade really, and I do enjoy teaching very much. We put in long hours together and in the spaces between service I try to go over several points in the culinary world. Important words,… MORE
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Mar. 8, 2010 10:14 pm 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2010 12:30 pm
A few years back my buddy was working at a company out in the western part of the state. While there, he would go to the same restaurant everyday just to have their french onion soup. He LOVES french onion soup, with  a passion. He brought me there a few times and I have to say its good… MORE
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About Me
way too much to type here...feel free to ask. Find me on facebook or email me!
My favorite things to cook
BBQ,beef,pork,chicken, rabbit, duck, venison, asian cuisine, french cuisine, chinese, greek, desserts and pastries, hors d'oeuvres, snacks, all sorts of things
My favorite family cooking traditions
We ALWAYS have pie at the holidays
My cooking triumphs
cooking for enormous parties with my co workers...500-700+ people. I do it maybe 7-10 times a year...but everytime it amazes me the sheer volume of food and planning
My cooking tragedies
WE ALL HAVE THEM!! sooo many that i'd love to forget
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