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Asp-Z
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15 Nov 2011, 4:42 pm

I cook lots. I do Italian food mostly.



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15 Nov 2011, 6:02 pm

I went through a phase where I really got into old fashioned Appalachian cooking. I began collecting cookbooks with old recipes in them. My wife and I took turns making the dishes from them. One of our favorites is called Carrot Casserole. It's odd because the woman explaining the recipe said that when she made it people around her had never heard of a casserole---it was that long ago. I find old recipes fascinating. When my wife and I used to go to Williamsburg, Virginia years ago, we used to go to the old restaurants there and order the old fashioned foods.


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15 Nov 2011, 8:12 pm

Does using the microwave count?

Seriously, I do cook a little.



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15 Nov 2011, 8:33 pm

I cook. It's pretty necessary unless you want to spend too much money and consume too many calories on restaurant food (or live with someone else who cooks).

Hanyo, you can make fine fried eggs with runny yolks without turning them over. It's called "sunny-side-up". You break an egg gently into a small bowl like a cereal bowl, not directly into the fat, and pour it in slowly. Then repeat for another egg. The white will get firm and the yolk will stay runny. Then slide your spatula under the whole egg, especially under the yolk, and lift out carefully, letting it drip grease back into the pan.


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15 Nov 2011, 9:36 pm

Sibyl wrote:
I cook. It's pretty necessary unless you want to spend too much money and consume too many calories on restaurant food (or live with someone else who cooks).


I've been the primary cook for one household, one of many in a second household, and cooked for myself in a third, and it didn't make me any more capable of cooking things, just meant I got to rely on my limited repertoire and fail badly at anything complex.



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15 Nov 2011, 10:08 pm

Outer_Darkness wrote:
Does using the microwave count?

Seriously, I do cook a little.


I would think the microwave cooking definitely counts. I can remember when my grandmother gave my mother a microwave oven for Christmas when I was in school. This was back when microwaves were huge. And there was a cookbook with it. There was a recipe for Texas Chili that I tried on my own. It turned out really well in that Kenmore microwave oven.


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