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Hi there everyone!

 

 

Im a seasoned forum user for a long time that has just bought a small gourmet sandwich/wine bar/deli in Brighton, UK for me & my lovely family to run our own business.  (dont worry im not a promotional spambot!)   But this is my first food forum ive joined.

 

 

 

My culinary love is curries, Chinese & gourmet sandwiches.

 

 

I also have a coeliac mother & Fiance so that is another one of my passions.. still a very unexperienced field of cooking, trying to get gluten free foodstuff as good as its wheat-filled counterparts.

 

 

 

Am really looking forward to chatting with other foodies and stepping up my game now I have got a bit more serious about my passion being my source of income!

 

 

 

Pleased to meet you all x

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Hello from another England girl!

 

Where abouts is your shop in Brighton? I’ll stop by when I'm next in town (shop there fairly regularly, it’s about an hours drive away) :)  

 

It sounds like we have a few things in common, I share you love of curry, plus Thai and Chinese food. I love to cook and bake. I also am trying to up my game, I desperately want a career change and am torn between jacking in my job of 13 years and going to cookery school full time (SCARY, both the extortionate fees and having no income and then no certain job at the end of it all) or trying to cook more at home and eventually maybe sell cakes etc online and cook privately. I’d need a lot more courses under my belt first though I think. I suppose my ultimate dream would be to open a book shop, which had a beautiful bakery/coffee shop attached and sell amazing food and brilliant books. I can dream…

 

This is also the first food forum I have joined, I've browsed a few but couldn't find one that was relevant/has posters from all over the world. I certainly couldn’t find a UK one. It's very nice here, I love reading everyone’s posts I find it very informative and friendly.

I wish you the best of luck with your business and with the cooking for your mother and Fiancé. I am sure they are glad to have you take care of them.

 

Goldi

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Welcome Rasseru! Let me add to Goldilocks' kind words by saying you'll find plenty of support for your efforts here.

 

As for the coeliac-sensitivity issues: there are others here who are eager to find ways to work around that. I don't have gluten intolerance/allergy problems, but a dear friend does. I'm also a recipe tester for a cooking publication in the U.S. and will be for a baking products company. (I am purely a home cook and baker with no professional training, let's get that straight.) We have some professional Chef Talk members who are eating gluten-free who can be of great help to you. One of them is Katbalou. She eats that way herself, doesn't cook that way professionally- at least that's my understanding.

 

In any case, I hope you find this community to be helpful, fun and a great place to participate. We look forward to learning from you and to seeing you here often.

 

Welcome! And good luck with your endeavors in Brighton.

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Thanks for the kind words people!

my shop is on Preston street, just off western road - and its going to be a shell for the next month smile.gif. when it opens its going to be called mad crush, due to my fiance's sister wedding/event company madcrush.co.uk smile.gif

same as you, goldi, I love all oriental food, Chinese , Thai & especially Japanese (I had a Japanese girlfriend for 5 years so got some skills down) - I was amazed how someone who cooks it every day could make rice so much better than someone who didn't.. smile.gif

And ill search for posts for coeliac recipes to help my family as much as I can

thanks again!
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Rasseru, when you search here for coeliac recipes, keep in mind you may also find it spelled "celiac" (in the U.S.). In the U.S. recipes are also classified as "gluten free". I know on this site the term "gluten free" will yield you success. 

 

Good luck!

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