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Old 03-19-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hello

Hey everyone! My name's Dave, I'm 20 years old, and a sophmore Informatics major at Indiana University, in Bloomington. Just wanted to properly introduce myself, and let everyone know that I've got a real passion for cooking. I mostly do ethnic foods, mainly asian or mexican foods. I like making things up as I go along, and making my own small alterations in any recipes that I follow.

That said, I've made some mistakes here and there. I've never been trained or taught by anyone on cooking methods. So I'm joining because i hope to learn a thing or two, and maybe share some helpful tips as I improve.

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Old 03-19-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave!

We're a lively and spirited gang here ... none of us are too bashfull about giving you our opinions ... but we always do it in the spirit of sharing and friendship.

So - jump in - join the fun .. and I hope you'll enjoy the experience!

Humm .... another college student ... maybe someday I should write that "Things I cooked in my dorm room" cookbook?
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Hi, Dave. Welcome to DC!! Glad to have you here. :D
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:57 PM   #4
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I've had to get pretty creative in the microwave this year... last year I had a kitchenette on the floor, but not this year.

I made Honey-Sesame Chicken with vegetables and rice noodles. Made some money too. I always cook a lot in the dorms, because the kids that have $5 lying around will gladly pay for a plate of anything that's not university food.
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Old 03-20-2005, 01:16 AM   #5
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Welcome College Cook! You'll find lots of spirited opinions here as well as wonderful help! Glad to have you aboard!

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Old 03-20-2005, 01:21 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard Dave.

Agree with Michael in FtW that we are a friendly lot and treat each other with politeness and respect, a reason I truly enjoy this forum.

Remember my years in the dorm, they would not even let us have a popcorn popper. I guess they were afraid some wholesome cooking would diminish the time we had to pursue the other far less than worthy activities we managed to find time for. (Some folks still almost burned down the dorm but that is another story.)

Just curious, do you have any other items to cook with, such as an electric frying pan or hot plate?

I think many of us would be very interested in how you manage to elude the hideous dorm food, Blechhh.

Again, welcome, and hope to hear from you soon.
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:05 AM   #7
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Welcome Dave!

Cooking in a dorm would certainly ask for a lot of creativity. I think we will be learning from each other!

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Old 03-20-2005, 01:09 PM   #8
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Hi Dave. Glad to have you here. I'm sure you will really like it. :)

:) Barbara

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Old 03-20-2005, 01:24 PM   #9
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Hi Dave and welcome to Discuss Cooking. I'm glad you found us.8)
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Old 03-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #10
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Welcome to the boards. I remember way back in the ancient days of uni life cooking in a dorm. It was good fun, but very challenging! We had Korean and Thai students sharing the kitchen, and if you're supplies or methods looked hopeless enough, or you helped them with their English, they would take pity on you and feed you , which has got to be a good thing!!!!
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