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Hello everyone!
My name is Shelli, I am a mom of 3 children, 18,12, and 9, (a boy and two girls), and I am just here to learn and be taught. I will be starting culinary school in May after 35 years of wondering what I want to be when I grow up. This was my big DUH moment since I have been baking and cooking since I was 4 years old and love it. I am happy to be here and virtually meet everyone :)
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It's nice to meet you, Shelli! Sometimes the biggest surprises are right under our noses. :D I'm glad you're pursuing your culinary muses. We have a forum for culinary students among the other forums, cooking articles, cookbook reviews, recipes and archives! Next week we have a special guest, Sid Cook, who'll field questions on cheese. As if our world-wide membership weren't enough, we bring in noted chefs and other luminaries for you to learn from.

Visit as often as your busy life allows- participate too, because that's the best way to dive in and make it real. We'll look forward to your posts!

Regards,
Mezzaluna
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Good luck to you Shelli - this business gets into your blood, and you'll find you cant get enough of it.
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post #4 of 13
Hi Shelli!
I am also a mom who loves to cook. My 4 children are younger, I hope someday to be able to do what you are doing now - go to culinary school. So excited for you! :bounce:

Brubaker
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Ever wonder why old people ask young people what they want to do when they grow up?

Looking for ideas.

Welcome from someone else that is new here.

Paddy
Michigan
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Thanks!

Thanks for the welcome everyone, Paddy, just curious since I'm from Michigan.......what part are you in?
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post #7 of 13
Westland, fast food capitol of the mitten state.

Where are you from?

Where are you going to culinary school?
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Wow

Funny, I'm in Ann Arbor and I am going to Washtenaw in the spring. Small world :)
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post #9 of 13

Welcome

Mizshelli welcome to the culinary world :) I too did the same thing you are doing. I was banging my head against the wall at the largest phone company in the world and hating it. Well one day I decided to do what I always wanted to do and enrolled at Scottsdale Culinary Institute. And have loved every minute of it. Good luck and let us know how it is going
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Zingerman's Bakehouse

mizshelli,

Have you ever been to Zingerman's Bakehouse?

They have great bread.
We went to one of their bread making classes years ago. For $15 (that was donated to the food gleaners charity) you got a 3-4 hour class and got to take home as much bread as you could carry. About $60 worth:)

I just checked their website (zingermansbakehouse.com/content/pages/bake/classes.php) and they don't have that deal anymore. Now the classes are from $75-250:eek:

Anyway, if you want a great loaf of bread, it is worth the trip.

paddy
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Zingermans is my FAVORITE store for bread and cheese, their olive oils are superior too, pricey but worth it. I live about 5 mins from them so it's not a stretch to go down there. Now they even have a bakehouse on the other side of town too, a 2-for-1 deal in Ann Arbor :) If you get a chance, check out the Roadhouse, it's their new restaurant on Jackson road, different but the food is real good and fresh.
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post #12 of 13
Someone sent a Zingerman's loaf and bottle of EVOO to me as a gift. I'd never heard of it before. It was okay, but I know it'd have been much better fresh out of the oven. The oil is pretty good, too.
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post #13 of 13
I'm sure it is much better right from the bakery.
Probably didn't travel well.
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