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Old 01-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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Hilarious MA!
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #12
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your question were a bit off putting. settle in before you decide that this forum is not enough for you. you can of course go to any site you please!
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #13
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Oh dear, I have a feeling we're pushing you OFF the site rather than encouraging you to stay. That wasn't my intention at all! Discuss Cooking covers a LOT of territory and since you've only posted a couple of times its tough to know what all you are interested in. Cruise around here a bit, tell us what interests you and the folks here will help you find other places that can really round out your experiences.

Welcome, and I hope you stick around.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:11 PM   #14
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Well, it was a bit of an unusual inquiry coming from a brand new member.

But on that note I'll make you a pizza when you reach 1000 postings here. :)
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:16 PM   #15
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Ummm...I'm over 1000 posts. Just sayin'
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:28 PM   #16
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Ummm...I'm over 1000 posts. Just sayin'
That's a lot of pizza!

Welcome Ravich! Jump in, take a look around, there are a lot of very nice people here and many of us love teaching...and learning. What are your favorite things to cook and eat?
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #17
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Oops.....I'll honor the 19 pizzas.

Ravich: Free pizza for just hanging around...:))
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #18
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oops.....i'll honor the 19 pizzas.

Ravich: Free pizza for just hanging around...:))
SWEET! (Anything but anchovies and pineapple!)
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:44 AM   #19
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Well, I was a bit put off by people not grasping the nature of wanting more than one cooking site to frequent as an information source, but it's not like that'll stop me from posting here. I have no better alternatives after all, and this place seems fine to me


Me? I've always liked cooking but since it tends to be frustrating (you have to be bad at cooking for a long time before you can be good at it) and I dont have a dishwasher, it isnt always rewarding enough for there to be incentive for me to do it. Besides, I tend to cook for myself (though I now cook for roommates occasionally), making it hard to acquire and use ingredients and have it be reasonable cost efficient.

Anyway, I've become more interested in recently because while I was looking for a good chinese fried rice recipe (never found it), I stumbled across thaifoodtonight.com and tried several of the recipes and found that they actually tasted like... thai food! This is opposed to countless recipes I have come across and tried that tell me to do things like put lemon juice in thai curry (doesnt taste like thai curry). It wasnt perfect as far as a balance of sweet/spicy/salty, but I could tell that it had the correct basis, and since there are videos where you can watch the meals being prepared and get advice on where to buy ingredients and what to look for, I was able to learn a lot about thai cooking quickly. I've gotten a hang for the recipes on the website and what I generally change so that the taste is to my liking, and I've been making a fair amount of food from that website recently. It is satisfying to have recipes that you know you will go back to because they will turn out well.


I came here because I had a craving for a peking pork dish I remember having at a chinese restaurant in my hometown, and I tried the usual approach of googling for a good recipe, and quickly found that nearly all of the recipes called for ketchup, which.... even if it's possible to make good peking pork with ketchup, I'm looking for authentic recipes, and not substitutes. I was able to find out that Hoisin sauce is probably used for authentic peking pork, but past that I was lost, so I need a place where I can ask for good recipes and clarification on ingredients, etc, etc.



So thanks for the welcome. See you all around!
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:03 AM   #20
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I'm a member of the BBC UK food forum, if you like your meat rare its the place for you, warfare and blood letting is the norm.

Ravich my home city is Liverpool we have the oldest Chinatown in Europe, give me a bit more info into the Peking Pork dish (there are a lot) and I may be able to help
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