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I've always loved cooking and I am a master at making 'packet mix' dinners haha. I'm a musician and a web designer so I like to treat cooking the same way.

 

This seems to be a very busy forum and probably just what I need to help my cooking hobby flourish.

 

I also look forward to contributing!

 

Dan

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Hello Callstar and welcome to Chef Talk. This forum is great for powering up your cooking knowledge and skills. Be sure to use the search tool to find earlier threads on topics you're eager to learn more about.

 

How did you get started with cooking? Is there a method, ingredient or dish that you especially want to work on? Make yourself at home and let's see you here often.

 

Good luck with your exploration!

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I got started cooking because my mum is a good cook. My fiance can't cook at all so naturally I took the role. I'm a musician and web designer so I like being creative, food is just one of the ways I like to do this.

 

Looks like there's tons of really knowledgeable people on this website, I'm happy I joined.

 

Dan

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G'day Callstar,

 

I'm in Oz "across the ditch" so big welcome to another antipodean member

 

You'll find this forum a great place for any info you want to know - there's a whole range of people cooking in different places in different ways with a huge range of experience to be drawn from.

 

Hey - good on you for taking on the role of cook also. Just make sure fiance does something equally time consuming :)  And don't stress the packet stuff, plenty of people use it, it does come in handy.  I know I run to it at times.

 

I really hope you take part in the many discussions here.  The personalities are endless

 

BTW, what instrument do you play? My son is pretty involved in acoustic guitar (wants an amp but NO!)

 

Cheers for now,

 

Daina

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Welcome to ChefTalk.  You will definitely be able to find tons of information about cooking here, plus you will be able to get a variety of opinions.

 

D. Clay

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I play the guitar but my favourite thing is songwriting. Big singer/songwriter music fan. Beatles, Billy Joel, Floyd.. Anyone who writes their own songs. Not as a rule but cover songs are kind of like packet mix food. They sound/taste good sometimes and can be better than some original artists/cooks... you know what I mean.

 

Hey my signature disappeared. I had 2 lines. It also says I changed it... weird, I swear I didn't.

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Songwriting is something I wouldn't even attempt - good on you!  I like a lot of Carole King and people like her,  Billy Joel and Simon and Garfunkel are good too,.

 

Packet mixes can be a great "go to" when you are rushed for time, and can add to flavour of a dish.  I won't argue against the uses of them at all.  I work long hours and at times they are all I've got energy/time for, with 3 hungry teens and a very hungry husband hehe.

 

Hmm about your signature, maybe private message a moderator and see how to fix.

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