"It's Only Food" Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2010)

"It's Only Food"

Jul. 24, 2010 5:55 pm 
Updated: Jul. 27, 2010 5:52 pm
My favorite sandwich fixins' are the meat and cheese, whatever they may be, but  my favorite toppings are lettuce, mayo, mustard, and plenty of peppers-be it jalepenos or pepperoncini.  I like salami, pepperoni, cappicola and some good cheese, maybe pepper jack or meunster, and even some… MORE
Jul. 19, 2010 5:58 pm 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 5:36 pm
“Aperitif is a noun whose roots are from the Latin word aperire which is to open, stimulate or begin.  It is also a drink consumed before starting a meal, and is meant to be appetizing. “ Because the name is from a Latin word, Aperitif is an appropriate and aptly named restaurant and… MORE
Jul. 13, 2010 6:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 21, 2010 10:31 am
Hi all.  I was thinking the other day that a good blog would be about weird food and what inspired you to make it. I think the weirdest thing I ever made was a mayonaisse, pickled herring and limburger cheese sandwich. I thought it was ok at first but an hour later I was in gastronomic hell. … MORE
Jul. 10, 2010 6:40 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2010 2:37 am
I love breakfast, and I love coffee and reading the paper. My favorite breakfast is either Eggs Benedict or Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs.  This is when I eat at a restaurant.  When I fix it for my wife and me, it is either Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs with cheese, and home made… MORE
Jul. 3, 2010 3:26 pm 
Updated: Jul. 5, 2010 3:41 pm
One of the reasons I love to travel is because of the anticipation of trying new and different food, restaurants and concepts as you go from region to region. I guess most of this comes from when I was child.  We didn’t spend the money at eateries as we whipped across the country on our 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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