"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (5/2010)

"It's Only Food"

May 25, 2010 11:19 am 
Updated: May 29, 2010 10:16 am
I wrote in the beginning of a sequence of essays on foodservice employees that I would communicate the world of our profession to the general public.  Since then I have written about chefs, dishwashers, chain restaurants, and corporate interference in the workplace.  I still want to cover… MORE
May 21, 2010 6:20 pm 
Updated: May 22, 2010 2:51 pm
Now that summer is almost here, we can enjoy the great taste of corn on the cob.  I  soak the whole ear-husk and all-in water, after trimming all the stingy stuff, then put it on the hot grill outside to steam it to perfection.  Then a little salt and pepper with the butter before chowing… MORE
May 10, 2010 5:38 pm 
Updated: May 13, 2010 7:37 pm
Being a restaurant examiner for Examiner.com is exciting, rewarding and a privilege.  But sometimes it can be a real challenge.  Doing reviews on eating establishments can be tedious and you can fall into a rut.  It seems the last couple reviews I have written have descended into a pattern, and… MORE
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John Politte

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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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