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Old 05-03-2006, 08:38 PM   #11
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Welcome to DC, Mark!
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:46 PM   #12
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Hi, Mark! Welcome to the group
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:34 AM   #13
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Good Morning everyone,

I just wanted to thank everyone again for your warm welcome. As I get to know everyone I would like to learn your favorite cusines and why they are. I love Greek food because of the use of oil, fresh veggies, olives and yogurt. Kalamatas rock!! I had the opportunity to live on the island of Crete in Greece for a year and also traveled to other islands. Like to hear from you.

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Old 05-04-2006, 10:52 AM   #14
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I would never be able to pick a favorite. I love so many different things so much. Greek and Mediterranean food is amazing. I also love all types of Asian food be it Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian, Japanese you name it. Mexican, American, African, Russian, Polish...the list goes on and on. I do not think I have tasted food from a specific cuisine that I have not found something that I loved.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:12 AM   #15
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I love all types myself and beleive that each has its place. The only point I draw the line at is when Chefs/Cooks become overly creative and they term their food fusion cooking when they try to blend 4 or 5 cuisines into a single dish. Fusion cooking should enhance a dish not confuse the diner.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:16 AM   #16
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I couldn't agree more Mark.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:33 AM   #17
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hey mark nice to meet you, i am also new here, i am christina. i was wondering, how many people on here are actually chefs? i am in culinary school right now so this is a great place for me but i was wondering how many professionals are around?
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:46 AM   #18
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It's been over 3 years since I came to Rome, discovering and then learning the authentic Italian cuisine has been so enlightening as well as delightful for me. I came to appreciate such wonderful diversity of specialties from different regions, and the way they treat each of their meals. As a globetrotting foodie, I am pretty sure you have been to Italy, too... what are some of the memorable experiences here?
And I also can relate to your thoughts about "fusion" cooking... I must admit doing something like eating curry or sugo over quinoa, or guacamole with falafel and actually enjoying them, but I agree there is definetely a boundary between creativeness and "abuse" of it...
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guacamole with falafel
That actually sounds quite good
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That actually sounds quite good
It IS good, I swear!! Try it!!
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