"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2012)

"It's Only Food"

 
Apr. 29, 2012 8:01 am 
Updated: May 7, 2012 4:48 am
What would it be?  If you could own and manage a restaurant, what kind would it be.  I have always dreamed of owning a small diner, open for breakfast and lunch.  We would serve all the standard diner fare, but kicked up a bit; instead of the normal mushroom burger, it would be a portabella… MORE
 
 
Apr. 2, 2012 4:39 pm 
Updated: Apr. 11, 2012 5:04 pm
We all have our favorite utensil, equipment or tool to suceed in the kitchen, be it a juicer, zester or egg pan. I would like to hear from you dear readers about what your favorite culinary tool is, extra points for the really weird. Thanks and have a great Easter CJ 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

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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