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Old 06-09-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Are you a new or beginning cook?

I'm really passionate about helping people learn how to cook. I think it's such an important part of life and I've been re-learning and re-trying a lot of recipes and techniques as my fiancee and I are moving in together in a few months! I'm looking to connect with others who are beginners and get to know what are some of the biggest challenges you face and what's the best way you'd like to learn?

I also have a salmon recipe I'd be happy to share for beginners if you're interested I can post it here!



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Old 06-09-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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Well, Katrina, I definitely do not qualify as a beginner cook. I began cooking for my family, out of necessity, when I was 8-years-old, which means I have been cooking for over 57 years.

Lots of time for trial and error and plenty of experience gained along the way. I'm still learning and do, much to my chagrin, occasionally produce something I think is, at best, mediocre. The happy thing, though, is that unless they're soooooo awful, we can eat our mistakes.

We like salmon in our household and would be interested in having you share that dish.

Best wishes and "bon appetit!"

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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Hi Katrina, and welcome! Not a beginning cook here, but by no means an expert either. Somewhere in the middle. I can't even begin to say how much I've learned from the kind and helpful folks here on this forum.

I would love to see your salmon recipe!
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #4
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Not many of the regulars here are beginning cooks.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #5
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Hi, Katrina! Welcome to DC I've been cooking for quite a while but we do have some members who don't have a lot of experience.

We love salmon and would love to see your recipe.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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I've been cooking for many years but I'm still not good at it. Mediocre at best.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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Not a beginner here either as I've been cooking since childhood. All the regulars here enjoy helping and well, "discuss cooking". Welcome to the fold and jump right in.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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I've been cooking for a long time too. Sometimes my stuff turns out great, usually it's pretty good, other times it's swill.

I love to learn too.

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Old 06-09-2014, 09:11 PM   #9
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Definite beginner here. Jeez, you would think at 56 I would be able to make more than a BLT. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #10
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Welcome to DC!
I've been cooking since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I seem to have been gifted with a good pallete and a knack for combining flavours. I just don't cook every day. I claim to be a rudimentary cook--but my friends claim I am a much better cook than that.

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