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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, 04:14 PM   #1
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Baker or Chef?

I know we've done this before, but we have so many new folks here I am just wondering what everyone really loves to do. So, are you a baker, a chef, a dabbler, a specialist or just doing it because you have to? Love to hear why. I'm a baker although I do everything pretty well. I love to bake. I would bake even if there were no one to eat all the stuff I do. Its just so satisfying to me to take bits and pieces of things and make something so scrumptious.

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Old 10-30-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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I'm a dabbler and a baker
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'm a chef first and a baker close second. I love to cook just about anything and would 24/7 if I had the money to buy the ingredients. I so enjoy using all my wonderful cooking toys and cookware.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:26 PM   #4
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I am a chef (well not by trade). I love savory stuff. I love to create things and cook by the seat of my pants.

I am not a big sweets fan and I don't like having to follow recipes to the letter so baking is not my thing, although I do plan to get into bread baking when my daughter is old enough to help me.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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I'm a little of both I guess. In my professional cooking days, I worked myslef all the way up to sous chef, then switched over to baking and worked as a pastry chef for 3 years. Now that I'm a stay-home mom, I teach mainly savory cooking classes a few evenings a month. Savory cooking is still my favorite.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:34 PM   #6
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I'm a chef first and a baker close second. I love to cook just about anything and would 24/7 if I had the money to buy the ingredients. I so enjoy using all my wonderful cooking toys and cookware.
Oh dang Katie, I should have put something on there about gadgets shouldn't I? I'm going to see if I can edit that in. Feel free to go add that to your vote.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #7
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I like the savory stuff the most, but I do alot of baking. I love to cook too, it just makes me happy for some reason. I like some gadgets, but there just isn't enough room for all of them.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:07 PM   #8
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I can't decide if I'm a Baker/Chef or a Chef/Baker
Either way, I love 'em both!!
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:17 PM   #9
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Well, that was an easy poll for me - I didn't have to think about that at all. Chef, definitely. I am so not a baker! My sister is the baker in the family. Don't care about gadgets much, although I do like my panini grill and when I need my Cuisinart I really need it ... but hate cleaning it so I don't use it unless I have to. ;) I love trying new recipes that sound good, and I love messing with them to make them better or easier or healthier without (hopefully) sacrificing flavor.
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I don't like having to follow recipes to the letter so baking is not my thing
That's me! But the idea of bread-making is appealing for after I'm "retired".
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