"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (3/2011)

"It's Only Food"

 
Mar. 19, 2011 3:01 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2011 5:05 am
We all love pizza, warm and inviting, followed by a good glass of wine or a cold beer, it makes this one of the worlds favorite comfort foods. But what makes the pizza good?  The crust, the cheese, the sauce, or the toppings? And what are your favorite… MORE
 
 
Mar. 13, 2011 11:27 am 
Updated: May 12, 2011 4:53 pm
Decades ago life was made easier by simplifying the cooking and preparing of meals with new gadgets and the use of preservatives and chemicals in food to make them more convenient for us to buy and consume. Think of all of the places we shop and spend our money, and you will see convenience… MORE
 
 
Mar. 4, 2011 6:45 am 
Updated: May 15, 2011 5:44 pm
First off, thanks to all the responses we received on the last blog, almost 200 responses to favorite food pairings.  Now for amore morbid topic: If you knew you were going to die, what would you eat for your last meal or meals before you entered the pearly gates-cause they ain't… MORE
 
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chefjohn

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

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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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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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