"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (10/2011)

"It's Only Food"

 
Oct. 22, 2011 2:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 29, 2011 2:22 pm
Over the last decade we have witnessed portions of food growing increasingly larger in their placement on menus and in advertising.  Cheese-stuffed pizza crust, bigger burgers, more toppings, deals involving more for less, burritos as big as your head, and  huge appetizers served before the… MORE
 
 
Oct. 1, 2011 4:31 pm 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2011 10:22 am
Hello all. We all love to cook and make great food, but there is always something that is just fantastic, but yet is a pain in the butt to make. For me it is always something like raw chicken or fish, something that will make a mess when I either tenderize it or clean and de-bone it.  I think… MORE
 
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chefjohn

Home Town
Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Living In
Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Professional

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music

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About Me
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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