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Itchin' in the Kitchen

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Wow! Love this place!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Marian. LOVE cooking with a passion. Do everything with a zest for life.

My father was a creative genius in the kitchen with 6 children as his taste testers. Some creations like mashed potato pizza were much better than his 'yucky pucky stew'.

Mom was a religious cook - burnt offerings three times a day.

As a 7th birthday present got the BHG Children's Cookbook. Made 3 loaves of french toast the next morning.

Dad built me a bench for the front of the stove. Buy 8 yrs old was using all four burners, the oven and the grill for a simultaneous breakfast. Sausage, ham, bacon, pancakes, waffles, sunny side up eggs and omelets, coffee and fresh squeezed juice.

There is nothing so gratifying as using fresh ingredients, feeling them in my hands, breathing them in deep and watching the new symphonies they create when blended well.

Then the crowning moment is when you plate it up, present it, and hear the coos of delight as it's shared with others.

Have a 2 bookcase cookbook collection. Don't eat red meats or sea food - but still prepare them for others. Have 4 Gastronomic extravaganzas a year always with a themed party. (Very Martha Stewart.) Must prepare more diverse menus due to diet types - raw foodies, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, and then my favorties the omnivores.

My work background has taken me everywhere - maid service - from maid to owner of a company, union electrician, accountant, professional organizer, bartender, theater house manger, audio video house production manager, gallery agency owner, catering, professional party planner and now I'm relaxing with an eCommerce business during the week and landscaping business on weekends (can anybody say fresh herbs and veggies?).

Other than all that it's me, my cat, and very happy friends with healthy palates.

So thrilled to be here to learn and share, share, share.

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Hi Marian, and welcome to Chef Talk! I love to read stories like yours. Learning to cook out of necessity, then discovering a love of it, is a wonderful thing. (I, too, put my first family meal on the table before I was 10.)

I think you'll enjoy perusing the articles, book reviews, blogs, etc. here as well as interacting with the community in the discussion forums. We'll look forward to seeing you here!

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