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Old 02-22-2020, 05:15 PM   #1
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I'm Tal

Hi all,

Everyone just calls me tal. I'm 61 years old, and from southwestern Indiana, and all of my cooking education comes from my mother and maternal grandmother and aunts. They were wonderful cooks, and, of course, nobody could beat my mom's cooking 'cept my grandma.

They came from country living and working in the late 1800s-1930s and I don't guess there was a cookbook to be found. They simply had to learn from those before them, and that's pretty much how mom taught me. She had a saying for when you asked her for a recipe: "use your own creativity" lol. So, she really didn't teach me a lot, I just learned by watching.

So, for my continuing education, I'm joining in here, and hope I can get better at this cooking thing.

Thanks for letting me join.

~tal

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Old 02-22-2020, 06:22 PM   #2
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:44 PM   #3
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You're gonna find some recipes here that you'll think your mama probably wrote! Enjoy them all - they're great!
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:52 PM   #4
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Hello Tal! I'm tall too, but my real name is... Anne! I'm 5'6"! Yay!
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:33 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Discuss Cooking Forum Tal.

I grew up around a matriarchy too. All fine cooks.
You will find a wealth of cooking info here too.
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:21 PM   #6
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Hi Tal, WELCOME!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:05 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum, Tal!

Are you a chess player? Your name makes me think of a former world champion of the early 60s, Mikhail Tal, well known as one of the
best "tactical" players.
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Old 02-23-2020, 02:38 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum, Tal!

Are you a chess player? Your name makes me think of a former world champion of the early 60s, Mikhail Tal, well known as one of the
best "tactical" players.
You're a great detective, pepperhead!

I am, indeed, a chess player, alas, poor Misha (as he was often called) rolls in his grave from my dreadful forays.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:07 AM   #9
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Welcome! I'm a self taught cook.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:40 AM   #10
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Hi, tal! Welcome to the forums.
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:09 PM   #11
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Welcome to DC, Tal...

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Old 02-23-2020, 02:34 PM   #12
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Hi Tal
Welcome to DC.

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Old 02-23-2020, 06:19 PM   #13
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Hey Tal. I learned from my mother, too...I still use a few recipes she used while we were growing up...if it ain't broke, don't fix it...
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