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post #31 of 54
I am not a chef and I can live with that. (It is not always easy!) But not being a Foodie? The idea is terryfying!!!! It is as horrible as the idea that there isn't life after death!

But, if for a moment, I am to close my eyes and think of that terrifying situation, I probably would have been a veterinarian. I have an infinite love for animals! :)
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post #32 of 54
Nick.shu....there are already comedic tv chefs...
rich dude sounds good , how about rich dudette?
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post #33 of 54
Vet? Now that's a thought... I am insane about animals. I have two dogs, a cat and a ferret. I once delivered nine puppies, tied and cut the cords after tearing them out of the birth sacks because their mother wanted no part of the process. What's a foodie?
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post #34 of 54
cooking and comedy rather than one or the other? rich dudette, shouldnt be a prob (its a little harder on this side of the Pacific
- given AUD $1= USD $0.51).

Being a vet is no good - i only know butchery (take it apart - fine, but i couldnt put it back together to live).

I still think that off the cuff comedy or whatever combined with a real cookery show,,,,,but anyway.
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post #35 of 54
I think I'd be a bassist in a jazz band or a
Railroad Engineer.I played hockey in philly
when I was a kid (Bernie Perant<sp ) was my hero and I was pretty good but I don't think I could hang too long given my lifestyle.
Bill
Porn star would not be bad either.

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post #36 of 54
Hey, everyone:

I've decided! I AM going to be a chef. I am NOT going to be an ethnomusicologist!

*sigh* No more sitting around discussing minute details of obscure and outdated theory!

So, with joy, glee, and backflips, this question doesnt' really apply.

I just had to share, because I just decided yesterday because of the culmination of circumstances and feelings, and that's it. I am going to work for a year and a half at least, and then go to culinary school.

It's amazing how light one can feel when one has direction!!

:cool:
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post #37 of 54
Porn Star, cannot be as exciting as a busy Friday night on line. Or as stimulating as cooking on a couple of burners in the woods with just found morels and an adoring audience who thinks you hung the moon.

It's the fast food of Sex...filling, greasy, cheap, fast and many times gross with no one's soul singing praises of Greatness.
No experience just voyeuristic thoughts.
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post #38 of 54
Thread Starter 
Ahhh,

The world of culinary arts...

I just love it :cool:
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post #39 of 54
Long live dreams. Without them we would have nothing to live for. Now - What's a foodie? Someone...anyone... :)
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post #40 of 54
Woolworth's was wonderful! I still have dreams about the dime stores too, where a kid with a quarter was rich, and you could spend hours trying to decide what to buy from the well stocked bins of junk :) We have a store close to us here in Maryland that still has the same junk. The entire store is done up like an old time five and ten. Of course the prices are today.
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post #41 of 54
Thread Starter 
Shugie,

A foodie is someone who is not in the proffession,but has a deep love and respect for food and wine :)
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post #42 of 54
Thank you. So, I'm not a chef, but I love working with food for the mere artistry of it. I don't eat what I cook, but taste, of course. Does that make me a foodie? :)
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post #43 of 54
[ March 10, 2001: Message edited by: Chef David Simpson ]
"Every kiss is a blessing"! Or is it "Every blessing is a kiss"
Does anyone know what time it is.
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post #44 of 54
CS, you sound kinda weird, but sexy! This is a good thing in my book. :cool: :cool:
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post #45 of 54
A Foodie is someone who is passionate about ... Slow Food, True Food... or just plane Good Food!

I hope this answers the question.

:rolleyes: :D
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post #46 of 54
Thank you Papa, I love your answer. I guess maybe I'm not a true foodie since my passion is not in the eating of it but in the creating with it and earning a standing ovation. I really don't know what I am. Maybe just a plain, decent cook. I can live with it :)
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post #47 of 54
Dear SHUGIE8645:

I understand how people for whom food preparation is a profession could sometimes forget the meaning of food to the rest of us, the non-professionals.

Plato's philosophical works about Democracy were written around the dinner table. The "Symposium" is a great example of that. This is a book that deals as much with western values about Democracy as personal issues such as homosexuality. In the same book we also get some good descriptions of ancient Greek recipes and plate presentation. Food has been inspiring to many people in so many ways. My best memories from my youth are related to some type of eating event. Easter, Christmas, hunting and fishing expeditions became complete with the preparation of and reached their climax around the TRAPEZI (eating table). Friendships of my youth, either from college or the army, were cemented with good wine ("In Wine Lies The Truth"-ancient Latin proverb) around a great dinner. Betrayals of love in my youth were dealt with around the dinner table in the company of friends who cared enough to listen and be there for me. Personal, political and philosophical opinions and beliefs were formed and strengethened around the dinner table. Even the loss of loved ones who passed away was dealt with around a feast. In my travels, I learned about cultures and their people from eating with them. It is as if food, in its social prespective, opens hearts and minds to new experiences and emotions.

Now you may understand better what being a Foodie really means to me.

:)
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post #48 of 54
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Papa...

I wish I could take my thoughts and put pen to paper like you.
When I read things like your comments It helps to strengthen my resolve to do the best that I can. My favorite times are at the table with my family and friends.
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post #49 of 54
Papa suits you for an AKA....
Passion in my mind wether you cook for a living or not defines foodie. When your heart quickens and you smile looking at the first spring asparagus or morels....Singing in the kitchen because your glad to be there creating....Driving that extra 50 miles to explore a food find....Serving a thoughtful dinner to good friends.....Sharing that incredible matsutake so others can see what the fuss is about....Scouring the stores for your lover's favorite chocolate or armangac...
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post #50 of 54
Jeni :) You just reminded me of my first life long dream...to write like Stephen King. I have been writing since I was about ten. I gave up my dream, just as I was getting published on a regular basis when my husband died. I had to go and and work, so there wasn't a whole lot left of me by the time I got home, between the hard work and the grieving. But in this time I really fell in love with cooking. I could stay in the kitchen 24/7 quite happily. Papa, I loved your post about food. I well understand it, coming from an old world Italian family. I DO have an inner need to feed people :) I believe that in my pleasure of doing for others I forgot about enjoying the sensuality of food for myself.
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post #51 of 54
Shroomgirl, you are right again :) I am very passionate about creating and feeding. I very much liked your post.
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post #52 of 54
Papa, you write so beautifully.
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post #53 of 54
Thank you guys.

I just write the way I feel. Straight from the heart.

Thank you once again for your kind words.
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post #54 of 54
Papa,
Thanks for the insight that is quickly lost upon a lot of "Pro's".I wish more often I could stop and smell the roses.Honestly I don't remember the last time I sat down with family and shared life.You are a great reminder of things we sometimes seem to lose.
Nice,Bill
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