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Old 05-06-2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Cooking at home is too slow :-P

I've been in a restaurant kitchen for a few weeks now, and they started putting me on the line. For some reason now, when I try cooking at home...It's so slow! It took me 30 minutes from start to finish for a meal for my family, they were impressed, but I still think I could have shaved off another few seconds

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Old 05-06-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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Oh, Mikey-Poo.....

In the words of my grandfather, "Take it easy. Make it nice."

I understand you have gotten used to the rush and hurry of a commercial kitchen.

Now, it's time to "walk through the park" and enjoy the view.

Don't hurry. Just take your time and prepare a wonderful meal for your family. Savor the preparation and eating of it like a fine wine. Life's too short to hurry.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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Yeh, life is in the journey!
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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On the other hand, families are great sources of cheap labor to run your own line...
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:08 AM   #5
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Hey I'm down to an hour and a half on RR's 30 min meals, from 2 hours!
I'd like to see her try those with 3 kids running around.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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Suzie, try cooking at my place. FIVE kids running around, yelling, changing the TV channel when they (or I) don't want it changed, PLUS, SIX chihuahua's all yipping and raising Caine.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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I've been in a restaurant kitchen for a few weeks now, and they started putting me on the line. For some reason now, when I try cooking at home...It's so slow! It took me 30 minutes from start to finish for a meal for my family, they were impressed, but I still think I could have shaved off another few seconds

Mike (who needs to throw 50-seat dinner parties every sunday)
Have all your stocks and sauces in tins on the counter and you'll break 20 minutes.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:25 AM   #8
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even if you can cook it quickly, setting your mise en place takes time. The two are not really comparable.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:37 AM   #9
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ah, sobering thoughts all. To be fair, my super-quick meal was borne out of necessity: I got home at 6pm and people were hungry :-P.

I do so love to cook at home, but I keep telling people that if we had a six burner gas stove and two full-sized ovens, I'd be a lot happier :-)

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:51 AM   #10
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even if you can cook it quickly, setting your mise en place takes time. The two are not really comparable.

Shucks! I forgot the <insert sarcasm here> line again.

LOL - I was rreferring to the fact that most commercial kitchens have sauces, stocks and alot of other things already prepared for the line. Whereas the home cook needs to make these from scratch, or open a can, or whatever.
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