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Old 01-10-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I was hungry!
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: In my ponytail dreams
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mom, dad, grandmother, aunts, school...
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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I still don't know how to very well, even though my mother did try her best
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I do have a Problem with Spices.. Not salt and Pepper but more exotic spices.
There is alot I have yet to try and it's hard for me because I cook for people set in their ways.
When it comes to food, I am a purist at heart. My philosophy is that I want the food to taste like THE FOOD. This is especially true of meat. Meat has a wonderful flavor and I do not want it altered with spices. I swear if I have ONE MORE cut of lamb that some idiot has smothered with Rosemary, I am not going to be responsible for my actions.

To answer your question... I learned to cook by following recipes in books. I also took a Home Economics course when I was in high school which helped me understand the basics and how to read a recipe. I wish that high schools and colleges still offered Home Economics courses (which is NOT the same as "family and consumer sciences").

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Grandmothers and Mom. Dad and Grandpas were too busy working or hunting and fishing. My Dad and Grandfather did teach me some great wild game and fish recipes though. Everything else I learned on my own. A big thank you to the Better Homes and Garden cookbook. The "original" America's test Kitchen.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Growing up loving to eat with a mom who is a good cook. She didn't teach me that much, but I knew what "good" tasted like, so when I started experimenting with cooking in college and beyond I sort of knew what I was aiming for.

I also like to read cookbooks for ideas/fun.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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When it comes to food, I am a purist at heart. My philosophy is that I want the food to taste like THE FOOD. This is especially true of meat. Meat has a wonderful flavor and I do not want it altered with spices. I swear if I have ONE MORE cut of lamb that some idiot has smothered with Rosemary, I am not going to be responsible for my actions.

To answer your question... I learned to cook by following recipes in books. I also took a Home Economics course when I was in high school which helped me understand the basics and how to read a recipe. I wish that high schools and colleges still offered Home Economics courses (which is NOT the same as "family and consumer sciences").

20yrsinBranson
Your right.. I am a person that says DONT TOUCH MY STEAK..
Steak I know.. I like mine this way only!!..

I tried Curry goat a few years ago.. It was like this most awesomely, mouth tasting thing I ever had. Goat is kinda farmy tatsing if you are used to a "farm raised product" The Curry, yougurt the Masala.. It was like.. **** people.. A mouth orgasam...
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Self-taught from age 10.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I worked as a cook during my teenage years. After that, I didn't like paying for crappy food, so I started to experiment in the kitchen. Sometimes, my food is excellent, and other times it is not. It's still better because I know what is in the food.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: North of the border!
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Necessity, the ex wouldn't. Then, the Joy of Cooking, the Food Network and quite a few phone calls to my mother.
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