"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2011)

"It's Only Food"

 
Jun. 26, 2011 8:54 am 
Updated: Jul. 3, 2011 7:53 pm
I just saw a promo for Extreme Chef-where contestants make a dinner on a car engine during a hurricane or an omelet in the middle of a bullfight-mindless entertainment like that.  Instead of educating and informing, the "Food" Network has resorted to one more  mindless competition, … MORE
 
 
Jun. 20, 2011 11:23 am 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2011 1:35 pm
Long before Emeril, Giada, The Neely’s and Bobby Flay picked their produce and sharpened their knives to perform culinary magic in front of the camera, there were other famous chefs that have not gotten the respect they deserve for bringing  the joy of food to the magic of television.Here is… 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

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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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