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Old 12-16-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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Hi from Europe

Here's my intro, but I don't know what to tell you!

I live with my husband on the French German border, just outside Strasbourg (hmmm, Alsatian food). I am an amateur cook, having read 'On Cooking' nearly from cover to cover now and practicing everything in it. During the day I work as a hydraulic engineer, though. I would love to be a real chef, but I don't think it would ever happen as it seems to involve late nights!

I love to cook, I love to create and I think I'm great at it but I think i need to improve on perfecting timing and coordinating multiple dishes - staying organized, etc. I also love to make everything from scratch - mayonaisse, bread, etc.

Ok, i have babbled enough. I hope to partipate lots around here and learn a tonne!

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to DC!!
I am definitely interested in what Alsatian food is, the wife and I love German, Polish, Czech, and Hungarian food!
Please feel free to share any of your 'everyday' and/or family recipes with us! ;)
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:29 AM   #3
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Buddy, one of my absolute favorite things to eat is Flammkuchen. I will definitely post a recipe and pics soon! I love German food as well and have recently become more drawn the Polish, Czech, Hungarian - lots of hidden gems in the east! I made homemade perogies the other day (sp.?) and nearly went to heaven.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:22 AM   #4
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Some metzgereien (sp?) have impressive displays of their wursts in their storefront windows. If you get a chance, maybe you could post a few pics of the great selection of wursts available in your area? Many of them are not readily available in the US and some that are available are very very teuer; Bindnerfleisch / Bündnerfleisch being one example.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:18 AM   #5
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #6
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Hi,
welcome to our little group! ENJOY!!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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Nice to meet you Tessajoy-welcome to DC!!

I grew up with Czech & Polish food-prepared in the "old-school" style by my Grandmother and then my Mother-looking forward to your insights!
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #8
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Here's my intro, but I don't know what to tell you!

I live with my husband on the French German border, just outside Strasbourg (hmmm, Alsatian food). I am an amateur cook, having read 'On Cooking' nearly from cover to cover now and practicing everything in it. During the day I work as a hydraulic engineer, though. I would love to be a real chef, but I don't think it would ever happen as it seems to involve late nights!

I love to cook, I love to create and I think I'm great at it but I think i need to improve on perfecting timing and coordinating multiple dishes - staying organized, etc. I also love to make everything from scratch - mayonaisse, bread, etc.

Ok, i have babbled enough. I hope to partipate lots around here and learn a tonne!

Timing and coordination are key.

The next step is learning to clean up behind yourself as you go.

Hello to you. I'm new, too. And, I'm finding that there's a whole lot to like about this place.

Fun site. Great comrades.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:02 PM   #9
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Some metzgereien (sp?) have impressive displays of their wursts in their storefront windows. If you get a chance, maybe you could post a few pics of the great selection of wursts available in your area? Many of them are not readily available in the US and some that are available are very very teuer; Bindnerfleisch / Bündnerfleisch being one example.
I think, that should be possible ;o)

Hey Tess,
herzlich willkommen at DC ;o)

Great to have someone else from Europe here again, there are few to many I feel...
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