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Old 02-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hello! *waves*

Last night I stayed up 'til 1am browsing the forum so I could perfect my spaghetti sauce and meatballs. I found a few interesting tips on here and my meal was a hit! My friends and family said it was the best meal I have ever made.

That is how I was introduced to this great website. I've been studying all the chili recipes I have found on here, as well. There is so much to search and so little time!

I am 21 and I write for a living. Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with cooking and I am currently trying to save up for culinary school. My dream is to open up a restaurant with my brother one day.

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Last night I stayed up 'til 1am browsing the forum so I could perfect my spaghetti sauce and meatballs. I found a few interesting tips on here and my meal was a hit! My friends and family said it was the best meal I have ever made.

That is how I was introduced to this great website. I've been studying all the chili recipes I have found on here, as well. There is so much to search and so little time!

I am 21 and I write for a living. Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with cooking and I am currently trying to save up for culinary school. My dream is to open up a restaurant with my brother one day.
When you make it to culinary school, you can tell your instructor, "That's not what they say on DC." Good luck on your future endeavors.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC, have fun and remember to play with your food!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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Hi, Chefrow! Welcome to DC!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Addie: Haha, thanks for the advice I am sure that will go over well.

Princess:
Thank you! And don't worry, I play with my food every chance I get.

Dawgluver:
Thanks! Looking forward to sharing recipes with you all.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC. I hope you do well in culinary school. I do hae one thing to say about that though. Every school you will ever go to, be it for electronics, medicine, culinary arts, technical, creative writing, it doesn't matter what kind of school it is, it will only teach you basic principles, even if it's an advanced school. When you graduate, you will be in a position to really start learning. You will have the necessary skills to begin to explore your chosen discipline, and add to your knowledge through trying new things that the school never could teach in the short time your went there.

A great chef, or great cook doesn't become great because they went to some school. Rather, they take the knowledge that they learned at that school, and use it to make their own culinary creations and masterpieces.

Keep an open mind. Your school will teach you a good many things. But there is always more to learn, and from many different cultures.

You have the first requirement to becoming a great cook/chef already, a desire and will to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills. Don't take anybody's word as absolute. Take what they say and test it, make sure it works, and for the reasons they say it works. You would be amazed at how many people there are who make great things, without understanding the processes that make the great things work. When you truly understand the processes that make recipes and techniques work, then you will have opened the door to true creation.

I know you will do well, be it from perusing what we have to offer on DC, or from what you learn and expand upon from culinary school.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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Wow! Thanks for all of the advice, Chief. I love to experiment with food and take recipes and make them my own, I am always trying to find a way to make something better and exciting.

However, I feel like I need to go to culinary school to learn all the basics and hopefully help me reach my full potential.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #8
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Last night I stayed up 'til 1am browsing the forum so I could perfect my spaghetti sauce and meatballs. I found a few interesting tips on here and my meal was a hit! My friends and family said it was the best meal I have ever made.

That is how I was introduced to this great website. I've been studying all the chili recipes I have found on here, as well. There is so much to search and so little time!

I am 21 and I write for a living. Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with cooking and I am currently trying to save up for culinary school. My dream is to open up a restaurant with my brother one day.
wow, you sound like a good cook. i one day would love to try your spaghetti. its my favorite dish. one day your dream will come true (:
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #9
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welcome, row.

so, how did you make your meatballs?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:05 AM   #10
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Welcome to DC! It is a excellent resource and the folks here are great. I hope you stick around.
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