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Home Town: Margate, Kent, England, U.K.
Living In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My father was a Chef, my mother was a Chef, I was a Chef. Now I am retired from it I am learning to cook for just the two of us. Seems we always have too much food and I have to invite friends for dinner all the time.
My favorite things to cook
One pot meals. Unless we hire a kitchen porter for our house. I hate cleaning up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The food I grow up on was very varied, but the few time my parents cooked at home..this is the food I remember the most. My father was Polish with Hungarian mother. I love Sausages and saurkraut with good mustard. Any goulash or hunter stew. Mum was Britsh..and home cooking for her was banger and mash, Prime rib and yorkies and alway cabbage and root veg. I still thrive on the comfort foods of my youth.
My cooking triumphs
I live in Toronto, the most enthnicly diverse City in the world. We eat out a lot and I love trying to duplicate the dishes that we liked. It is great living in a City where you can actually find foods from around the globe on your doorstep.
My cooking tragedies
Boy, I've made lots of mistakes. Not that I would ever let any of them get to the table. I just chuck it out and start again. Anybody who says they always make good meals is probably using processed mixes!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Baked Mushroom Rice
I make this all the time. The reason people are having trouble with it is you must bring the liquid to a boil before adding all the ingriedience to the cassarole dish. heat the soup and broth on the stove or microwave first.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2009
Grilled Pineapple
I hink the person who put this with icecream and suggest sherbert was a little confussed, this is not a dessert. We have had this many times at a locale Brazilian grill diner. Had with grilled pork and chicken. It was great, didn't mess with the ingredience.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2009
Out of this World Turkey Brine
I had unexpected company for Easter so the night before they arrived I ran out and found a fresh grain fed 13 lb turkey and wanted to do something special. I follow the recipe exactly but I only had 15 hour before I had to put it in my convection oven. It was terrific. The best turkey any of us have ever had and I previously avoided making turkey because I found it too dry. This was moist and so, so tasty. There ended up only being 4 of us for dinner but we don't mind we are looking forward to eating the leftovers. PS I had to cover it with some foil half way through roasting because the brown sugar browned the skin really fast.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2009

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