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Old 04-16-2008, 07:29 AM   #1
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Hi there, I thought I'd post an introduction thread to introduce myself.

I'm an Englishman with a love of cooking. I get quite opinionated about cooking, but I guess I'm in good company here.
I'm the inventor of the five-course pastie, an ex-sous chef and I love Heston Blumenthal's attitude to cookery (although all his "In Search of Perfection" cooking generally needs a pinch of salt).
My sense of smell lets me down as I have allergic rhinitis and have to be told when I've set something on fire 50% of the time, but I don't let this stop me believing I know better and can do better.

I've been experimenting with brewing lately and managed some spiced carrot souffles last night without even use of scales.


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Old 04-16-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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I'm familiar with the historic entree and dessert in one but 5 courses???? That has to be quite a challenge to say the least!!

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome!! I'm also in Bristol but I'm not British!
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
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King, I would love the details of your five-course pastie! By the way,welcome!
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:48 AM   #5
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #6
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welcome, glad to have you with us.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:32 PM   #8
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:24 AM   #10
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