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Old 01-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Enthusiastic Newbie!

Hello guys and girls :)

My names Andrew, i am a rather chirpy and full of life kinda guy and I'm a total Geek!

Finally got a decent set of prestige pans and a nice seasoned wok for Xmas (I like practical presents what can I say) and now I've started to really delve into cooking a lot more!!

I live in England and am 26. Like to cook but have always kept things simple! Don't like crunchy veg but can only eat crunchy fruit for the most part haha

Also I am wheat and gluten intolerant (been 6-7 years wheat free) and can't eat artificial colours and flavourings thanks to my eczema!

Really hoping to expand my taste buds and try new things!!

My latest adventure has been fresh (but farmed) salmon!

Hope you all had a nice Xmas and new year!

Andrew :)

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC, have fun and remember to play with your food.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC, have fun and remember to play with your food.
Oh I am looking forward to it and thanks for the welcome!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Good, Enthusiasm is required.

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum Carpy.

Get a good knife block set to go with your prestige pans! And keep them sharp.

If you like your wok get into Asian cooking. I seldom see much wheat or gluten in Asian cooking. (I'm not going to go into the exceptions in the Introduction forum.) You can build amazing Asian dishes and never go into wheat/gluten at all.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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Hi Carpy
Welcome to DC.

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:22 AM   #7
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Enthusiastic is certainly a word for me haha maybe overly so!!!

Asian & Gluten Free Cooking sounds interesting! might have to do a quick google on that to see what is involved!

im more of an indian food rather than chinese food (spicy vs sweet i boil it down too) kind of guy!

also Chinese food almost always invariably has wheat in i have found where indian food seldom does - just what i've seen over the years!

i have a decent knife set (i think!!) and got a nice knife sharpener from Santa Claus for Christmas too so it sounds like im onto a winner so far!

Like this:
'Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.' - Julia
Is that Julia as in Julie and Julia type Julia? Julie & Julia (2009) - IMDb
do love that film!
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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Good grief. Eczema and artificial food colorings? Never heard of the connection.

Welcome to DC. I think you'll find we have something for everyone. We even help each other with personal problems via the "off topic" line.

Can wheat/gluten intolerant people eat rice noodles and bean threads?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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If you ever have the chance to have wild salmon, you will never go back to farmed. I would think Scotland would be sending some of theirs south of the border. Or maybe they don't want to share it. I know they have a fleet that catches it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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Good grief. Eczema and artificial food colorings? Never heard of the connection.
Had this since birth so its no dramas anymore :) just means ive never had things like coke or smarties etc - not really missing anything tasty lol

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Welcome to DC. I think you'll find we have something for everyone. We even help each other with personal problems via the "off topic" line.
Sounds like a friendly community! normally i wouldnt join a forum unless i was a frequent visitor (important to say thanks!) but when i seen you had an iPhone app i thought you must be a pretty serious community to go to the effort

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Can wheat/gluten intolerant people eat rice noodles and bean threads?
I can eat rice... noodles and anything pasta related are a no go but there is a plethora of alternatives available especially since the "Atkins" celeb club have all turned their attention to the latest 'FAD' which is Gluten Free!! RESULT!!

as for bean threads - dont even know what they are! if it helps i cant eat beans/baked beans but to be fair i dont like baked beans anyway lol
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