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Oct. 25, 2009 5:01 pm 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2009 8:45 pm
I just got done watching a Julia Childs memorial on public television, and God bless her for all that she taught us concerning food and paving the way for the Food Network,  but I did not see her wash her hands after massaging a raw chicken with butter.  Come to think of it-you never… MORE
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Oct. 22, 2009 6:27 am 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2009 10:45 am
Hello Everybody, I just want to put this out there, and I would love everybody to respond with their version. How did salt and pepper make the final cut to be on our dinner tables after centuries of epicurian exploration?  Why not basil and tarragon?  Or tumeric and chervil? … MORE
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Oct. 19, 2009 5:57 pm 
Updated: Oct. 28, 2009 4:59 pm
Recently my wife and I stopped into one of our favorite restaurants (let's call it Billy's Burger Barn for now) to enjoy a comforting meal and perhaps a cocktail or two after a rough Monday at the office.  As we drove into the parking lot our first thought was "Uh Oh, they look busy… MORE
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Oct. 19, 2009 7:43 am 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2009 8:37 pm
Hello all, this is a forum to talk about how easy it can be to cook.  We need not be intimidated by food or recipes.  There are many ways to make a dish as recipes are not written in stone.  That is what this blog is all about. MORE
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John Politte

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I have been a professional restaurant person for 30+ years. I started out as a dishwasher and worked my way up the ladder. No schooling except for hands on experience in locations around the USA. I am now starting my own business as a consultant and food writer.
My favorite things to cook
Everything-except baking and desserts
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gravy, my side of the family is mostly French , so we love the sauces and gravies.
My cooking triumphs
Starting my own public access cooking show-"It's Only Food". Did 33 shows in 3 years as the chef and producer. It certainly opened up a lot of doors and paved the way for changing the way I look at food.
My cooking tragedies
Missing my family growing up and working 80 hour weeks, but I can say that it paid off. No regrets.
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