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Old 07-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Who was your greatest influence

For me it was my grandmother. She didn't teach me so much as inspired me later in life. Trying to duplicate her cooking led me to my own understanding of food, and enjoying a great home cooked meal.

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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My husband. Because he was hungry!!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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i'd say my cooking instructors.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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My mother, because she started working while I was in high school, and made me responsible to have dinner ready when she and Dad came home from work. She made a deal that if I cooked a decent meal, she'd do the clean up. My first meal for them was a tuna casserole. i used flour and water to thicken = glue. I also thought it looked dull, so added green food coloring! They ate it, but declined seconds!!!
Then, it was Julia Child (natch) and the Galloping Gourmet (still have my spurtle).
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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My mother, because she started working while I was in high school, and made me responsible to have dinner ready when she and Dad came home from work. She made a deal that if I cooked a decent meal, she'd do the clean up. My first meal for them was a tuna casserole. i used flour and water to thicken = glue. I also thought it looked dull, so added green food coloring! They ate it, but declined seconds!!!
Then, it was Julia Child (natch) and the Galloping Gourmet (still have my spurtle).

WOW talk about a blast from the past. I forgot all about Graham Kerr
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:40 PM   #6
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I remember Graham, and while his humor was there, I also remember he rarely made anything *I'd* want to cook.

But I did like him.

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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My mom, a great cook, always learning and passing it on. Always interested. Julia Child, Madeline Kamman, Jeff Smith, our first TV chefs on PBS. My chef/instructors at CIA, etc...but it all comes back to mom for having us cook with her, learning her recipes, her love of seeking new ideas/methods etc. Definitely mom was my greatest influence.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
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I just bought "My Life in France" and am looking forward to reading it. Then the Julie and Julia book, followed by the movie.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:55 PM   #9
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i learned to cook because my mom couldn't
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:05 PM   #10
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I would say my mother. No surprise there, but she definitely has that certain "touch" that always makes her meals and treats delicious. As a child my friends rarely declined a dinner invitation at our house, nor did many of my brothers' friends and teammates! Great food, hopefully I'll cook as well as her some day.
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