TangentTom Profile - Allrecipes.com (11023408)


Home Town: Desmoines, Iowa, USA
Living In: Silicon Valley, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Photography, Music
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Not all batches please
About this Cook
Mother was assistant to president of publishing company and not much interested in cooking, Learned much from step-mom who had home economics BA. Two Wives who were glad to let me hog the kitchen. I like deciding the menu and haunting the markets.
My favorite things to cook
Love all the wonderful contributions on allrecipes.com and the pro capabilities for printing with comments! The advice and recipe suggestions are sterling.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Dad learned to cook in a french New Orleans restaurant, he shared some techniques along the way, his 2nd wife, my step-mother taught me so many critical steps and tricks.
My cooking triumphs
When I follow the recipe. Acquiring Michael Ruhlman's 20 book of cooking rules and his Ratios book as well as his co-authored Charcuterie really filled out my library.
My cooking tragedies
When I experiment in too many directions simultaneously and have to throw it out.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Braseltouille - Meatatarian Ratatouille
Great recipe, this is not the first recipe I have encountered that instructs reserving some liquid and then not mentioning where it is to be used.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2014
Real Hummus
Made as above and loved it. Had to try something on my second batch, could not find my tahini so I had picked up a packet of chestnuts on a lark. Started with those and came up with a whole different dish.

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Reviewed On: May 21, 2014
Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
We got one of the 10 pound beauties so I made this last week and this week. Last week I froze two quarts of soup and this week it was all gone. Last week I adhered exactly this week I added one-half pound of carrots. I only had two small pears so threw in a can and this recipe is a keeper. Makes squash a favorite in my house. Note: used the immersion blender following other reviewers suggestions.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2014

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