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Living In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This city is known for its multicultural influences and its unique culinary style. I enjoy cooking just about anything and I am able to pop a recipe out of my head. It is known that whomever eats a dish at my house will likely never eat it a second time as I continuously change the recipes (unless I am following a specific one). Thus in an effort to preserve popular dishes in my memory, I will track them here so one day my family, friends, and you the viewer will be able to enjoy them again.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas, our family delights in savouring my Auntie’s famous Sweet Ham Balls. Their everyone's favourite! Christmas wouldn't be the same without them.
My cooking triumphs
Apart from making mud pies in the backyard with my mother's spotless pie pans, my earliest recollection is picking wild berries out in the country and making pies with my grandmother. I think my interest in cooking sprouted then and I have always watched people cook and was able to mimic them; picking up various techniques and learning to mix different flavours to produce a masterpiece. Till this day people wonder where I learned to cook and frankly, having never taken a single cooking class, I would have to say she was my first teacher. My triumph, having watched my grandmother all those years, I am the only one able to make her famous vegetable soup. Others my try but they never get it right. Now that she is gone, when I make this soup, I watch people take their first spoonful and see the recognition in their eyes that this is my grandmothers soup recipe and I know that her spirit is with me still. I can't think of any greater triumph in the culinary arts.
My cooking tragedies
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Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Pork Chops with Garden Rice
Very Good. I love the caserol idea. Easy clean up. I totally tweaked the recipe though and made it into a sort of spanish rice (was simply in the mood).I added some onion and cooked it with some garlic. Then cooked the rice a little. I replaced the canned tomatoes with a tomato sauce and added about 1 tsp. of Cummin. Made the dish rich and comforting.

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2007
Beef Pho
What a great recipe! Very authentic. I am glad I came across this as I can contorl the amount of sodium to my own needs and still enjoy a grea Pho whenever I want. I followed it exactly as descirbed. Took a lot of cooking time but well worth it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2006
Chicken Piccata II
I just love this one. Very simple and delicious! Everyone likes it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2006

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