"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2010)

"It's Only Food"

 
Nov. 27, 2010 5:04 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2010 7:28 am
The grill is full of chops, steaks and hamburger patties and the waitress comes back into the kitchen and tells you there is someone out in the dining room that doesn’t eat meat and would like to know what you can make for them. Here are some questions the chef should ask: -Are they lac MORE
 
 
Nov. 11, 2010 1:34 pm 
Updated: Nov. 27, 2010 8:41 am
I was in Oregon to pay my last respects to the woman who gave me my love of food, and an infatuation for an industry that I have been in for the better part of my life.   My mom was a dietician by trade, and retired from the VA hospital in Roseburg, Oregon as the Chief of Dietetics.  But MORE
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John Politte

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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