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Old 12-25-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hello all

Hello all,

I'm new to these forums, but I've been active on another chef forum for ages. I'd thought I'd branch out and see what other sites were like. I did some searching around and found this place. Seemed really nice so I thought I'd drop in.

I'm from Georgia but I'm up here cooking in Canada. I was originaly trained in the art and craft of cooking hard knocks way. Though sheer working and apprenticeship. Tired of being passed up for graduates I entered culinary school at the age of 30 at The Culinary Insitute of America. It was a blast. (except for being called Grandpa ;) ) I graduated in 2003, I went in thinking I knew it all, and came out humbled. The more you know the more you realize the little you know. It was a humbling experience,, too bad my alma mater has a reputation for the opposite.

my areas of expertise include brussel sprout lobbing, bacon stretching technology, hydro grease fire extermination, Servatron Ego deflation marksmanship, elementary school gastronomy, and M*A*S*H trivia.

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Old 12-25-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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Well then welcome to DC and Merry Christmas..
Join in the fun here and you will be welcomed with open arms..No humbling allowed

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Old 12-25-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC Fincher! That's quite an array of expertise you display there! LOL

(Although the MASH trivia is a bit sad!!! ;-))
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:06 AM   #4
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lol thanks for the welcome!

I'm actually not that great at MASH trivia, but I do enjoy the show very much
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:09 AM   #5
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MASH is rerun every year on one of our three public commercial channels here. They restarted it again a couple of months ago from the beginning. At least they have now retired The Brady Bunch (although that was only this year).
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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Yeah apparently there are alot of MASH fans from Australia. The MASH board I'm a member of is actually U.K. based with loads of Aussies!
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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Welcome to DC, I see you are already making yourself at home.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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I see you are already making yourself at home.

ooh I hope you don't mind.. the door was open after all.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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Hi Fincher and welcome to DC. Wow, a CIA graduate. (I hope your mama taught you that you have to share on the playground because I'm planning on picking your brain.) Also, I hope you'll be willing to post some of your experiences at the CIA and after. There are a number of young people here that are considering that route in life so your stories and comments would be really appreciated. I personally have only recently become acquainted with the kitchen, but I am pretty skilled in grease fire extermination!
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:34 AM   #10
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Hi Fisher's mom, thanks for the warm welcome!

yeah I'd be happy to share with anyone willing to listen. It was quite a blast!

yeah the grease fire thing was a joke, the other night my head line cook had a pan of duck fat catch on fire he put it in the dish pit and tried hitting it with water. **** thing blew up! fire department had to come. after that I stuck a box of baking powder on the line.. no more water!! ;)
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