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Old 09-24-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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What was the first dish you learned to cook?

I am pretty sure mine was Fettucini Alfredo.

I did a lot of cooking for my parents and little sister when I was in High School.Step Mom was a crappy cook (still is) and I liked to eat. (still do)

We did fine dining well though! Just not often enough!

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"Dish" as in an entree or the first thing I ever cooked?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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The first one I remember cooking on my own is an orange chicken and mushroom dish that was in one of those recipe files my Mom used to have back in the 70's. (Of course she through out the file last year just before I thought to ask her to find the card for me)

I used to help with cookie baking at christmas and I was the grill-person in the summers but that is the first "dish" I can remember making.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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I don't remember. Not even the littlest clue.

Unless you count chocolate chip pancakes I used to make for the girls when they were little.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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The first dish I ever made from a recipe was a Cheese Souffle' from my mother's cookbook. Why I chose something so difficult as a first recipe, I'll never know, but it turned out fabulous. I was only about 10 yrs old, and had no help at all with it. My parents thought I was a culinary genius or something. I think that first success was the foundation for my love of cooking. As most of us know, nothing promotes good cooking like the praise of those we love.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:58 PM   #6
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First thing I ever cooked, oatmeal.

I've been cooking since I could drag a chair to the stove. I'm sure it was chicken or goulash. First meal I did on my own was for Thanksgiving, Mom was sick, I took it over so we could have the meal we planned. I had been watching it all for years...I was 12.
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Fried bacon with fried eggs cooked in and basted with bacon grease, all with toast, jelly, and a glass of milk.

First creative dish - Canned sardines, dipped in egg wash and dredged in uncooked farina (cream of wheat), then fried in cooking oil. I thought it tasted great. My parents got home and asked what that terrible smell was. That was at about 12 years of age, and I've been cooking crazy things ever since.

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"Dish" as in an entree or the first thing I ever cooked?

Either way or both!
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There are some pretty amazing stories here. Thanksgiving dinner at 12. A souffle at 10. Seems like people taking care of their family is the common thread. Chef's hat off to all of you!

I grew up learning how to grill steaks and smoke briskets and ribs. Common everyday fare on the Llano Estacado out in west Texas.

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