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Greetings from Bloomington, IN!

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Hi, everybody! I have been lurking here for a while before finally deciding to register. I am a mother of two and a second-year law student who loves to cook and bake. I am an immigrant (a transplant from Eastern Europe), married to an immigrant from Albania, so everything I cook is very internationally inspired and additionally very heavily influenced by the amazing food from NYC.  I make my own filo dough and dough for baklava from scratch, I have recently perfected my NY style cheesecake recipe, and right now I am working on developing some authentic eastern European rye bread recipes. I am hoping to open my own business (a commercial bakery), but also because I am very interested in nonprofits, I am thinking about starting a nonprofit organization focused on bringing more wholesome local food to the community while creating jobs for disadvantaged people, especially immigrants and single parents. The goal is to provide legal and business formation advice and to promote the creation of family friendly jobs. It is hopes and dreams right now, but I will spend more time this summer getting things done. I am very concerned about what our kids eat at school, and still remember the day when I saw that other parents in my daughter's school had no problem bringing awful "chemical" baked goods to school parties and bake sales. I am very glad to be here.

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Aloha, Welcome to Chef Talk, so glad you found us. 

A former lurker, that’s great that you’ve decided to join the conversation.  I’d love to hear more about you wanting to get a law degree, yet your passion lies in food. 

It is all about food here at CT as well as on Face Book. 

I’m sure that you know already how it works ‘round here, a note though, the three Pro-forums are read only for folks not employed in the food industry, but it does make for very interesting reading. 

You may want to utilize the search bar at the top of the page, as many topics have been discussed many times over, and well, you know broken record and all. 

Should you have any questions in regards to the site it self, please post them in the Feedback & Suggestion forum, where an expert will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Mostly, have a great time and welcome, once again.

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Aloha, Kaneohegirlinaz! And thank you for your nice welcome! Law school was somewhat of a fluke, but now I owe too much to quit, so I have to stick with it. Well, I comfort myself that I will find the ways to combine my two interests in life, so I will be an attorney and will also open my own bakery one day. Right now, just counting days till I get back to NYC, life is very different in the Midwest.

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