Scootir Profile - (187193855)


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Member Since: Dec. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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This is me
About this Cook
Just an amateur cook who loves the hobby and loves making people happy with what I can make for them.
My favorite things to cook
I tend to focus on a particular technique for a period of time and then move on to another. My current fascination is with Sous Vide cooking, though I'm still being routinely amazed by what I can grill on my Big Green Egg. Thinking Halogen cooking will be my next experiment.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade pizza - crust, sauce, everything. We laugh at pizza parlors. Homemade pasta - a bit of work but so fun. Breads - who can resist the smell alone... Sauces - sometimes very challenging but very rewarding
My cooking triumphs
A good friend of mine is the head chef of the local culinary institute. He tells me (though I don't believe him) that I am a better cook than most chefs he knows. He sometimes brings me to his classes to basically make the point that your success as a chef is mostly about your passion for food, not your formal training. I try not to make him look bad. ;-)
My cooking tragedies
In only 1000 characters??? ;-) If you're not making disasters you're not learning.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Sufferin' Succotash Salad
Completely simple and fast to make, yet very tasty and pretty. A definite go to salad for summer menus and with BBQ.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2013
Matt's Garlic Salad
Despite it's title I found this really wanting for flavor. Added a little more vinegar and garlic which helped but won't be making this one again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2013
Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie
The best apple pie I've ever made. Easy to make and delicious. What more can you ask for?

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2013
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