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Old 02-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
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obligatory introduction

Hola,

I'm an adventurous amateur foodie. I tired of people calling me a picky eater at some point and now take a "shock and awe" approach to eating new things. (Raw quail egg? Two, please.)

I've taken a few classes at a nearby Viking Cooking School, which is pricey but fun for me. I experiment pretty crazily in the kitchen with results varying from genius! to toss it. I also TiVo The Food Network and comb through cook books to work on basic skills and interesting ideas.

When I was younger, I spent a bit of time happily cleaning tables, dumping grease traps, and generally doing whatever needed doing in a cafeteria, but I've never done anything like cooking on a line. Had Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential been in my hands at the time, I imagine I'd have gone on to do it for a living instead of the corporate life I'm in now.

I guess what I'm driving at is that I like me some cookin'.

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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standard response of greetings, padre.

how 'bout tryin' those quail eggs on sea urchin, gunkan-maki style?

you'll find a lot of adventurous eaters here, so you should feel at home very quickly.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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Hello!!! Welcome to DC... again, a standard greeting! :)
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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Welcome! Good to have you.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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Hi there and welcome!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:24 AM   #7
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:11 AM   #8
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how 'bout tryin' those quail eggs on sea urchin, gunkan-maki style?
When I'm fortunate enough to find myself in a place where I can have quail eggs, I find the wait staff never knows on which pieces of sushi the egg will sit. We go back and forth until it works out.

I'll make a mental note to find out if sea urchin is on the list next time I do sushi.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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you can get the egg by itself without the urchin, served pretty much the same way in the little nori "boat". however, the urchin takes it to another level.

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:23 AM   #10
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Man alive, that pic makes me hungry. heh
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