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Old 01-13-2005, 03:20 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Markf
For me it was a strange start....lived in a from scratch home with massive garden...moved out at 19...live on junk..went to parents for dinner 1 time, 2 times, 7 times a week...my mom got mad, gave me Joy of Cooking, threw me out of her house with the "make me something edible out of here and then you can eat here again". Dug in, got interested, and 32 years later, its still the love of my life....and I love my mother dearly for getting me going...well, I do now....

Very touching story, Mark. Glad her 'tough love' worked on you. I get you are a wonderful cook.

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Old 01-13-2005, 06:35 PM   #32
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In a nut shell, my mom cooked great homestyle food, but didnt have much variety. When I was young, I started to develope recipes that had variety, used different things that I never tried. I started out using very cheap cuts of meat, fish, then worked my way up to various recipes I found here and there. Later I decided to wing my way through all sorts of recipes, and then eventually create my own versions.

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