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Old 07-09-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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1. If you could, would you open a restaurant and what would you call it?

2. Electric, Charcoal/Wood or Gas?

3. Who is your hero and why?
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hi :) Haven't seen many posts by you so I guess my first question would be, why you're so quiet?

2. What are your hobbies?

3. What do you enjoy most about cooking?

4. Which 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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1:Having once owned my own bakery(at least as a partner) the most ambitious thing I would do would be a food truck. What I would serve would depend upon how I felt and what looked good at the market that day

2: Not yet, yes/yes and yes. It depends on what I'm cooking and how long I have til dinner

3:This one is tough. My dad died when I was 11( 40 years ago this week) so I didn't get to know him well enough to call him my hero. While I admire Reagan I was young and very different when he was president and did not like him then

I will have to think about this one and reply once I can think of someone
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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1:Having once owned my own bakery(at least as a partner) the most ambitious thing I would do would be a food truck. What I would serve would depend upon how I felt and what looked good at the market that day

2: Not yet, yes/yes and yes. It depends on what I'm cooking and how long I have til dinner

3:This one is tough. My dad died when I was 11( 40 years ago this week) so I didn't get to know him well enough to call him my hero. While I admire Reagan I was young and very different when he was president and did not like him then

I will have to think about this one and reply once I can think of someone
That is the only way i would be able to cook...I don't think I could stick to a menu.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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1: I am a quiet person who also hates to type

2: I love to cook, the more exotic and complicated the better. I make my own beer, the hoppier the better, a huge India Pale Ale, that is face puckeringly bitter, with some spicy Mexican or Thai food is heaven. I also like woodworking, although I haven't done much of that lately. I used to like gardening but it is not as much fun here in tropical south Florida

3:Making something that no one I know has ever tried( sous vide Kobe tenderloin was one of those) or ever even thought about. Finding the perfect beer match for a dish I make

4:Loyal, smartass, crazy
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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My truck would be called "not really average"
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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What is the first thing you remember cooking?

How did you discover your passion/ability for cooking?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:41 PM   #8
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I remember helping my mom bake bread when I was young. Mixing 20 loaves by hand was somewhat hard on her arthritis so she enlisted the help of the youngest son.
As to cooking, my mom's version of chili is only hot in the sense that it is cooked. In other words virtually no spices at all. I found a chili cookbook, tried one of the recipes and my mom never made her chili again. It was a hit.

My passion has only developed over the past 5-7 years as I started watching Top Chef and Iron Chef America. Then 3 years ago I had the opportunity to eat at "Victoria and Albert's" at the Grande Floridian at Disney World
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It was spectacular and I started trying new things as soon as we got back. Within 6 months my wife(who taught me a lot about cooking) told me that I had officially passed her in cooking ability, as she needs a recipe for something new while I just need to have an idea, find good ingredients and some imagination
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Since you're not a fan of typing, I'll stick to one question.

What character trait do you most value in yourself?
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #10
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if your name is jim, what makes you nique?

get it, you nique?
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Since you're not a fan of typing, I'll stick to one question.

What character trait do you most value in yourself?
If I can only pick one it would be my loyalty to my family. Marriage is more than a word to me(even though I don't look upon it with the religious beliefs others may) it is a way of life. I can't think of any situation that would cause me to ever willingly cause any pain to my wife or children
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:05 PM   #12
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Finally replying to princess Fiona question 3. Who is my hero

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages..

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America” and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin & John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party...

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation's size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello.

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of
Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of
the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams



A voice from the past to lead us in the future

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
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