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View Poll Results: Baker or Chef?
Baker - love to make all kinds of cookies, pies, cakes etc 19 38.00%
Chef - savory stuff is your life, main courses and funky side dishes 34 68.00%
Dabbler - just starting out, not sure what you do well yet 5 10.00%
Specialist - Asian? Indian? Greek? other specialty? 2 4.00%
Reluctant cook - I only cook so no one starves. 0 0%
Gadget lover - Love to play with all those cool kitchen toys 8 16.00%
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:24 PM   #11
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I didn't see any box for the 'candlestick maker'...??

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Old 10-30-2006, 04:40 PM   #12
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Definately a chef (not professional). I like making savory dishes, either creating them or following a recipe (though I tend to tweak recipes after the first try). I dont like to bake from scratch, except making pie crusts, or stuffed breads using the frozen dough. Had a semi-baking disaster with cheese cake tonight (spring form pan had warped a bit, so you can imagine what happened) I managed to salvage most of it and it rose to about an inch high ...bummer since it's a birthday cheesecake, but oh well, things happen.

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Old 10-30-2006, 04:48 PM   #13
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Mostly chef stuff. I rarely cook from recipes, which is ironic, since I have a pretty substantial number of cookbooks. I read them like novels, and then cook by--as GB says--by the seat of my pants. I am just starting to get into baking--breads and pies, mostly; not much interested in the sweets . . .
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #14
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chef! us culinary students bicker over who's better, tee-hee.
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:38 PM   #15
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Chef and gadget lover!

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Old 10-30-2006, 05:44 PM   #16
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Just lead me to the dessert ingredients and I will be happy.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:07 PM   #17
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Baking is not what i really enjoy doing but it's ok. I'm not a chef either. I'm just an old fashion cook. Simple but good.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:44 PM   #18
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GREAT question! I loath baking. But love cooking! :)
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:07 PM   #19
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I love cooking, will bake but not the best at it. I do however love making bread, I find it relaxes me and I just love that smell that your kitchen gets as the breads bake. Seeing my family wolf down several loaves at dinner or even before dinner makes me feel so darn good. And when Cade is here, we make chocolate chip cookies and what could be the biggest pain in the world, making cookies all by your lonesome, becomes the best of your day, having that small person your grandson at your side and watching the smile come to his face when he takes that first warm cookie and a glass of milk and smiles.
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:11 PM   #20
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well, when I get my dream kitchen in a couple months, I'll have the counter space and the ovens to improve my baking. I have several items under my belt as needs my chefing gigs. But I'm not a desert freak. Definately have a savory not a sweet tooth.

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