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Getting started 
Aug. 2, 2013 8:18 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2013 8:14 am
Well, to get started, think I should tell a little about myself. I am married, very happily, and live in the Metro Atlanta area. I have three children who are all grown and gainfully employed, two as chef's and one as a police officer.

I have always enjoyed cooking since I was little and would watch my mother cook these amazing meals, everyday, and enjoyed that time in my life where you could leave the house in the morning and be home for dinner when the shipyard horn went off. Later in life I became a police officer and later became an arson investigator which lead me to a career with a large insurance company as a special investigator concentrating at first on fires and fraud.

After retiring, I sat around for awhile, and decided I needed something to do to use the old brain so I learned to fly and purchased a small plane.  Currently not flying, because of not obtaining a medical certification, but plan on getting back into to that because a plane is too expensive just to sit and not be used.

I and the two chef son's have opened a restaurant in Asheville, NC, (Cucina24) and it has been open for almost six years now.  It started off very slow, happened to open when the economy when in the toilet, but through a lot of hard work and some really good food from both of the son's, it is doing well and starting to make money and pay off debt.  It you think owning a restaurant is in your future, believe me when I say that without the right people, a lot of hard work, and time, you are in for a real struggle.  I have been fortunate in that area.

I have used MasterCook for years and really do love that program, but because of technology and moving forward, have begun to you Mac products and until the MasterCook 14 there was no way to share things.

I have been getting emails from for awhile and last week decided to give it a six month try.  As the add said, should have signed up for longer and saved the money because I really like the easy way to do the things that I do, especially since I have my Mac in the kitchen and just recently inherited a IPad.

OK enough about me, which I really do hate to talk about, and on to a new adventure.  Looking forward to losing some weight, getting my medical back, and storing a lot of good recipes here.

Aug. 2, 2013 11:24 am
Welcome! Check out the Buzz for interesting conversation, questions, answers and just chat. It is amazing what I have learned from this group of food lovers and cooks. I'm sure you will have quite a bit of good info to share.
Aug. 2, 2013 12:18 pm
Welcome!! I second what BigShotsMom just said.
Aug. 2, 2013 3:39 pm
Welcome to AR Ed! I've been having a ton of fun here, and been doing a lot more cooking since I started on this website. I'm looking forward to hearing more from you and about Cucina24.
Aug. 2, 2013 4:43 pm
Welcome! stop by the 'buzz' for extra interactions if you care...:-)
Aug. 3, 2013 12:07 pm
Aloha Edward! Welcome to Allrecipes! You will find some great recipes and some very helpful peeps here. I have found some great friends here in fact.
Aug. 3, 2013 12:09 pm
I would also like to invite you and your bride to a gathering I am hosting on Maui in Oct. I guarantee you will have a ball and meet some of the best folks ever!
Aug. 5, 2013 5:23 am
Welcome! You will love this site!
Aug. 6, 2013 2:22 pm
Welcome to our AR family!!!
Aug. 6, 2013 2:23 pm
Oh my gosh - I just saw Lilburn, GA! I lived there for 2 years in the mid 70's - GA is a gorgeous state.
Aug. 8, 2013 8:14 am
I live in N.C. & will try your son's restaurant when I'm in that area. Love Italian, since I am! And welcome!
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Ed Canipelli

Home Town
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Living In
Lilburn, Georgia, USA

Member Since
Jul. 2013

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Cooking Interests
Italian, Southern

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About Me
Retired police officer, fire investigator, insurance investigator that has since helped two of my sons open a successful restaurant in Asheville, NC. The way I helped was paid for their Culinary school and assisted with the money to open with. If you are ever in Asheville, NC please try Cucina 24 on Wall Street or just browse their site on the web.
My favorite things to cook
Love to use old cookbooks, especially some of the old southern community type cookbooks you can find at second hand locations. Also love italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with my family.
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