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Old 03-02-2013, 07:21 AM   #31
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Do you have hobbies? (cooking is a necessity in my book so that one's off the list)

What is your favorite kitchen tool?

How did you find Discuss Cooking?
I had a hobby once but I forgot where I put it. For me, hobby is too mild a word to describe a lifelong passion for acquiring knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. It could be anything I'm interested in at the time. Mrs 40 C calls it "my little obsessions". Friends and colleagues call me "renaissance man". It's more about an approach to life than building ships in a bottle or something.

Has to be the induction stove. Cooking with magnets is geeky cool fun.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #32
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Google is scary smart.....

1. What's the most interesting culinary disaster you've ever had?

2. I've invited myself to dinner at your house and I'm bringing a film crew along. What are you going to cook?

3. Let's talk chocolate. Milk, dark or white?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #33
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1. What's the most interesting culinary disaster you've ever had?

2. I've invited myself to dinner at your house and I'm bringing a film crew along. What are you going to cook?

3. Let's talk chocolate. Milk, dark or white?
Grease fire on a propane grill. Hot enough to cause the propane burners to fail dumping raw propane into the mix. Used a water hose to douse the propane canister and turn off the valve. Metal grill housing warped, plastics melted. Grill destroyed. It was only 15ft from the house.

Steak Au Povire - flaming cognac always impressive on film.
Gratin Dauphinois - also very photogenic
Steamed Asparagus in butter. - Nice contrasting colors
Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake with dark chocolate espresso ganache

Yes, Yes, and Yes. See desert item above.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #34
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Steak Au Povire - flaming cognac always impressive on film.
Gratin Dauphinois - also very photogenic
Steamed Asparagus in butter. - Nice contrasting colors
Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake with dark chocolate espresso ganache

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Oh dear lord. I'm drooling. Please can you invite me for dinner?
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1. If you were an animal what would you be and why?

2. Favorite movie?

3. Best day/week (whatever length of time it took) of your life so far?
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #36
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A bear. Matches my personality and physical size. Easy going, forages for goodies, and a champion sleeper. Unwise to provoke.

Lonesome Dove

The day my daughter was born....Imagine: Standing in operating theater with doctors and nurses, emergency C-Section, Mom under anesthesia. She was placed into my arms right there and has had me wrapped around her little finger ever since.

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Awesome answers .40

My husband describes a similar moment in the OR when our eldest was born by C section too. Dads and their daughters have a special connection don't they?

Lonesome Dove is a movie? Who is in it? Is it based on the McMurtry book?
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Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Robert Ulrich, Angelica Huston. Based on the McMurtry book. Lonesome Dove

Available on Netflix periodically.

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Huh. Going to go check that out. Thanks for the tip.
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If you like Lonesome Dove you might also like the movie Free Range. Robert Duvall plays a similar character.
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