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Old 06-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hi everyone

My name's Tom and I live in Austin, Texas.

I have enjoyed cooking since I stopped being a cook in the army (Yes, I meant that the way it sounds) about 8 years ago.

I am too busy as a student and full time worker to have a hobby that requires activity away from home, so cooking has become my hobby. When I was in the Army I didn't have time to actually enjoy cooking because the focus was on deadlines and the production schedule was not up to me.

I enjoy cooking all types of food and especially enjoy attempting things I've never made before. I have 7 cook books, but I use one more than any of the others: The Good Housekeeping Cookbook.

I have considered getting back into cooking as a profession, but always give up on the idea when I realize how much time I would have to spend away from my wife and daughter.

I look forward to sharing ideas with the rest of you.



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Old 06-20-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site Tom. We are very happy you have joined us.

I have decided against cooking as a profession for the same reasons as you. It will just have to remain a hobby unless I open a shop with my wife someday.

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Old 06-20-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard CT. I know you'll love it here. This is the most warm and supportive group of folks you'll ever wish to "e-meet".

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Old 06-20-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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Welcome Tom - lots of good cooks and great recipes here!

My husband has been on me to move to Austin ever since he went to SXSW two years ago. But I've been bugging him to move to Tucson, so we balance each other out.

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Old 06-20-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard!
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Chipotle Tom
My name's Tom and I live in Austin, Texas.
Welcome Chipotle Tom! I'm pretty new here too. Looking forward to some great chili discussions.

By the way, it makes perfect sense to me that a town with the motto "Keep Austin weird" would have their own 12 step program for which the only requirement for membership is residence within the city limits.
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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Welcome Tom, it's great to have you and your cooking enthusiasm here with us!

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Old 06-20-2006, 07:58 PM   #8
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Welcome to DC, Tom.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:32 PM   #9
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Welcome Tom! Best years of my life were when I lived in Austin and going to The University!
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:07 AM   #10
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Welcome to dc Tom!

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