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Hello!! My name is Katrina. I live in Florida. I'm 22.

 

Our home was always filled with the smell of something on the stove or in the oven. I remember once, when my Mom had broke her hip, she was standing in the kitchen on one leg with a crutch under her arms. I grew up with lots of Southern home cooking.

 

I'm hoping to go to culinary school soon. I enjoy trying new things. While my family is very picky, I'm open to just about anything.

 

I love to collect vintage cookbooks an kitchen decor.

 

Well, that is about all I can think of at this time. Now, I'm off to go organize my bookshelf. Got a couple of nice cookbooks at the thrift shop today and need to make room for them!

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Welcome Katrina, we’re sure glad that you’re here at Chef Talk. 

As you may have notice, this is a very diverse membership from all around the world. 

I hope that you’ve had a chance to check out some of the forums. 

As for you and I, who do not work in the industry, the Pro forums are read only for us, but it’s kinda’ interesting to see what they are talking about. 

The galleries are very cool, feel free to add to it. 

You might want to use the search bar at the top of the page to look for some past postings on topics that interest you. 

The articles are quite thought provoking as well.

As for me, I know that I have learned a lot here, so enjoy and

Aloha, Welcome once again.

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My kitchen in the middle of the desert

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My kitchen in the middle of the desert

A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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post #3 of 5

This website can be a great tool for someone like yourself.  Utilize the search bar and you can often find answers to questions you may have before writing out a long entry.  I've found that most topics have already been discussed or are currently being discussed on other threads. 

 

As for culinary school, I'm not saying don't do it, but before you do, practice cooking!  There's so much to learn from cook books like you said, forums like this one and even television like Food Network.  All those chefs paid thousands of dollars to learn to cook, and then teach you for free on TV.  I mean whats not to like?  Utilize what tools are available, and happy cooking!

 

Also, don't get too involved in peoples criticisms on line - I find that people know a lot more than they actually do when they're behind a keyboard!  So keep that in mind.  Best of luck!

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Thanks for the welcomes!!

I love Food Network! I have to fight for the remote at times just so I can watch something. Luckily we have a DVR if I don’t get to. But, every once in a blue moon, the boyfriend will let me watch something. Then I have to stop watching it and go cook or bake the man something!! Usually it some kind of dessert!

I’m the only cook in the home, so I do practice cooking … A LOT. But, there are things I don’t know how to do or that my Mom could teach me, so I think it would be a good thing for me to do. Plus, I like the interaction of other people. And I’ll most likely get to try things at a school that I wouldn’t get a chance to try at home. Everyone here is pretty much ‘stuck’ on what they like. And they only like it done one way. Fried. I’ve learned that there is way more to cooking food than frying it!

I’ve been reading, and there is a lot of great info here. I’m taking lots of notes! =]

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Welcome Katrina glad to have you. We have a pretty active culinary student forum so if you have questions drop by there and ask away.

Thanks,

Nicko 
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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