"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2011)

"It's Only Food"

Apr. 24, 2011 12:21 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011 3:52 pm
As the snow and freezing temperatures subside, we yearn for baseball, fishing and going to the cabin as we enjoy the one week of spring before the humid summer hits. For me it is lighting the charcoal and cooking up a meal on the glowing coals. This idea also resonates with my neighbors as… MORE
Apr. 17, 2011 11:09 am 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2011 8:12 pm
Each spring, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the return of life after the long winter.  And as with all celebrations, families gather to share a meal and time together.  Children  in their new suits and Sunday dresses hunt for Easter eggs, which symbolize new… MORE
Apr. 3, 2011 1:40 pm 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2011 11:22 am
As the children search for Easter eggs in the yard, we are in the kitchen preparing the feast for our family.  Growing up, we had ham and au gratin potatoes with creamed peas and a carrot cake.  My first wife and I decided to make a Chinese meal each year, and my present wife and… MORE
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John Politte

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Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA

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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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