"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2009)

"It's Only Food"

 
Dec. 22, 2009 7:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2009 7:16 pm
I decided to become a food writer, a journalist if you will-for the world I have been a part of for three decades.  I came to the conclusion that I am getting older and the current path has taken a toll on my feet, my back, my knees, my sanity and my liver, so I figured the evolution of my… MORE
 
 
Dec. 19, 2009 2:25 pm 
Updated: Dec. 21, 2009 1:07 pm
I knew when I decided to write about this topic I would probably offend a whole lot of people and have death threats made against me.  But in my endless drive to educate the unenlightened proletariat on the truth and madness of the restaurant/ foodservice industry, I had to express myself… MORE
 
 
Dec. 7, 2009 11:05 am 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2010 4:28 am
  As we all tighten our belts and try to stretch our dollars as far as we can on smaller and smaller budgets and higher food prices, we need to explore more ways to stock our cupboards to get the most out of the money we spend on our groceries.  With some shopping savvy and culinary sa 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

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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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