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Old 08-15-2012, 12:54 AM   #31
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tatt, that is a great idea to mess eith the tools of a chef rather than the ingredients!

cws, +1.

welcome thunder.

once you have a pot or pan, some utensils, and can use a decent heat source, pick something out that you'd like to cook and we'll walk you through it.

maybe even in real time.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #32
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Bore Da thunder, what is your favorite food?

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #33
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Go to a restaurant supply store and shop for stuff like knives. Don't spend more than $30 on a knife, or you're getting ripped off. I recommend Victorinox. You'll find a lot of pans and utensils really cheap, as well.

Get a basics cookbook (How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman is my current fave). Just pick out stuff that looks good and make it. It's not very hard, once you've made a few dishes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #34
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Hi Thunder, and welcome. Lots of good advice here.

One more tip, if you've never used your stove before, once you get a frying pan or two, try it out with something easy like bacon and eggs. You'll get a feel for your stovetop that way, and how much or little to adjust the heat settings before you try something more involved and costly. Good luck, and have fun!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #35
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i would also like to suggest trying some of simple dishes you like . example: if you like pasta most brands have recipes on the boxes soups ans salads alike,also you can ask the local butcher,baker, how and what you may need for a dish , but your best source of help will be your taste buds (taste what you eat not eat what you taste) for cookware you may want to try the dollar store and the resale shops you can find lots of things cheep that won`t break your heart if they get messed up ,example 10 inch faberware skillet $3.00 gold trim china plates $0.67 ea, dollar tree betty crocker utensils $1,00 some metal some plastic.p.s aluminum ,slainless steel, and ceramic,pots and pans work best on electric cooktops
halogen and cal-rod surfaces, if your cooktop in induction surface ceramic wont work, also cast iron dosen`t cook well on halogen, does o.k on cal-rod surfaces , hope this helps
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #36
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if your cooktop turns red when it`s on then it`s halogen surface if it does not turn red when it on then it`s induction surface aluminum and ceramic cookware won`t work on induction surfaces , the cookware must be magnetic to work on induction surface copper bottom cookware is iffy at best (some will some won`t)

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