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Brian Sniatkowski

Brian Sniatkowski
Home Town: Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Kinnelon, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've been cooking since I was about 20, when I struck out on my own. I soon figured out that it was either cook or eat fast food every night. I shortly learned that cooking was an easy way for a guy to impress a date so I honed my skills by reading every cooking magazine I could get my hands on. Now that I'm married I'm the cook in the house. My wife is a good cook, but hates doing it. I really enjoy it.
My favorite things to cook
Steak, done just right on a searing hot grill. Chicken a hundred different ways, but my favorites include Chicken Adobo, Coq au Vin and boneless breast in a variety of cream sauces. I also enjoy making different kinds of pizzas. Well actually I don't believe it's really pizza anymore once you go beyond mozzarella and tomato sauce, but it still tastes good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pasta shells with butter and cabbage, Golomki.
My cooking triumphs
Every once in a while I whip up something that is outstanding out of my head. Unfortunately I rarely write the recipes down and they are usually lost forever.
My cooking tragedies
Every once in a while I whip up something that is absolutely awful out of my head. These I definitely don't write down and I try to forget. I guess I do a pretty good job of that because I can't think of one
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Braised Tofu
Very bland. Needs more flavors. After tasting it I added chopped scallions, which helped some and sprinkled on soy sauce which helped more but it was still pretty tasteless. I think garlic and maybe some rice wine vinegar and a touch of mirin and would be worthwhile additions.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2011
Vegetarian Bean Curry
Made this with a few alterations and found it to be very good. I omitted the lentils, doubled up on the chickpeas and used canneillini beans instead of red kidney. I also added two potatoes cut in 1/2 inch cubes which gave it a nice texture. Finally I omitted the raisins because I don't care for them in cooked food. My wife thought diced tomatoes would have worked better than the crushed, but I thought the crushed worked quite well.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2011
Chicken Breasts Pierre
Very good and different. Forgot the water and didn't have any celery seeds, and used cider vinegar instead of white, but other than that used this recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2010
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