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Old 08-04-2021, 08:17 PM   #1
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Hi from Caracas, Venezuela

I gave up Corporate America in 2001 and opened a Food business: conserves, pickles, chutneys, jellies - you name it, I bottled it.
I also followed my passion for cooking and started giving courses, classes, doing lunches, doing events, and so on. The biggest event (so far) was a Gala Dinner for 170. A tough one!!
I absolutely adore vegetables ( although Im not a vegetarian) and will eat any vegetable/fruit you can throw my way.
Im also a specialist in Indian food; just love the way Indian cooks manage spices. Ill cook anything at hand, mind you!
Im looking forward to sharing with you on this forum

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Old 08-04-2021, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:51 PM   #3
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Hi there karadekoolaid and Welcome to DC
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Old 08-04-2021, 10:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum! You sound like you have food interests like mine - not a vegetarian, but I am frequently cooking without meats (especially when harvesting more than I can use!), and I love spices - Mexican, Thai, Szechwan, and Indian foods top my list! An Indian lady I know told me I have more spices than she has seen in any of her friend's kitchens. Looking forward to hearing about your foods!
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:54 PM   #5
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Welcome! I'd love to hear about your chutneys. I haven't found any that I can fit into my foods. I'm a northerner in the US, and we didn't have them usually growing up. I'm not sure how to use them as they are usually paired with meat. I was reading about them today and some places say they are used like a jam but they are more sour. In india they are used with fermented steamed bread like foods. This seems like a great idea to me. I love tangy flavors. We eat completely whole foods plant based, nearly completely vegan but no processed vegan foods. Tell us about the chutneys.
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Old 08-05-2021, 12:05 AM   #6
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Welcome to Discuss Cooking karadekoolaid. You wrote that you gave up "Corporate America". Does that mean you are from the US and emigrated to Caracas?
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:24 AM   #7
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Heard about some problems down there since Chavez died. Hope you are safe. I remember food was an issue, hope it wasn't for you.

Honestly, I would be more interested in Venezuelan cooking than Indian. Seems each country in South America has its own specialties. I think it is a bit more diverse than state to state up here.

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Old 08-05-2021, 11:19 AM   #8
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taxlady: no, Im English - my wifes Venezuelan. I used to work in multi-nationals in HR, but just got tired of it (Exxon, Verizon, Philip Morris..)!
Termy: plenty of food available here - the problem is the "government". Still, Im not interested in politics - just food! Ill try to dig up some Venezuelan recipes so you guys can try them out.
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Old 08-06-2021, 06:46 AM   #9
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Hello, and welcome to the forums. I eager to hear about your adventures in Venezuela (both cooking and otherwise).
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Old 08-06-2021, 04:05 PM   #10
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Not too much otherwise, too political.

I know it and this is not the time nor place.

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