"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2011)

"It's Only Food"

 
Dec. 22, 2011 5:53 pm 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2012 1:57 am
I have worked 30 years during this season doing parties, catering, baking, planning, buying and prepping so someone else could have a good Christmas party or event, and I realize that a lot of you on this site, although you don't do it for a living,  are in the same boat as me.  We spend our… MORE
 
 
Dec. 11, 2011 9:36 am 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 3:50 pm
New York City has banned trans fats, certain states are considering controlling school lunch programs and decisions are made to remove pop and vending machines that sell chocolate and candy and chips from schools and work buildings. Now in no way do I support a nanny state anywhere, 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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