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semi retired estate(real estate)agent.when i'm not in work i fill my time with cooking,travelling,going out with me mates & voluntary work at my local food bank & hospital.

a welshman,so,of course,i used to play rugby...just watch now,too old & too many injuries.....sh*t happens,i guess!!

i've been on another american food forum for about two years & have posted hundreds of food pics.like most folks i cook what i like & like what i cook(mostly!!)so,if i cook a dish that i've made/photographed previously i'll use the original photo's.that's just for any members who are also members on the other site & have seen them before.

that's about it,so,let's "crack on"!!

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Welcome to Chef Talk JonPaul. We're always happy to welcome another culinary enthusiast to our ranks. I'm a home cook myself and have enjoyed over a decade of participation here. My cooking (which was pretty good to begin with, if I do say so myself) has improved and I can now bake with more confidence. Besides that I've conversed with some of the most interesting people from all over the world and gained a few pounds, too. :rolleyes: And I don't mean pounds sterling.

 

Please take some time to peruse the whole site, as we're more than only the discussion forum. The cooking articles are excellent; the photo galleries scintillating, and the reviews of cookbooks and equipment fascinating. Perhaps you'll add your perspectives to these in time. Of course the discussion forums are lively! We home cooks should keep in mind that the professionals' forums are "read only" for us, but we can post in all the general forums. 

 

I was in your area just in September while visiting family in Cheshire. We had an excellent meal in Kettleshulme at The Swan and also in Buxton and elsewhere in the area. My husband and I visited for the first time but expect to return often. A visit to Manchester proper is on the list for exploring next time.

 

We hope you enjoy being part of the community and look forward to your contributions.

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Mezzaluna

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thanks for the warm welcome mezzaluna.manchester is a vibrant city to be sure.it has a history dating back to roman times plus it's home to two of the best soccer teams in the world(united & city),sale sharks rugby club who aren't half bad,oasis & of course,frank gallagher & "shameless"!!.some of my voluntary work takes me down into "shameless" territory,man that IS a rough part of town:rolleyes:!!

as my profile says".......heart & soul in north wales".born & raised there,in the countryside,about 6 miles from another fabulous city,chester.

wales truly is "gods own country"with beautiful scenery,fabulous coastline & some of the best produce in the world,imo!!you should try & visit when you are next here,britain is a tiny island,you are less than 30 miles from the welsh border when you are in manchester & never more than 70-80 miles from a coast,wherever you are in the country.

been to the states,had friends in miami,loved the people,the country & the food!plan to return later this year & hope to see more of the country.big isn't it?!!!

in the meantime,i'll make do with ct!!

JonPaul

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Yes, JonPaul, Wales is breathtaking. I was a single American woman, rented a car in Chester and drove alone through the country for four or five days. I'll admit my interest was drawn by having read history, most of it English at first, so I wanted to see those impressive castles built in the 13th century. But it was the tenacity and spirit of the Welsh people that got me to book the visit. The first day took me all the way to through Snowdonia to Caernarfon, but I also visited Harlech, Machynlleth, Brecon Beacons area, Caerphilly, and a lot of other small villages. As with many first visits, too many places in too little time. 

 

I'm not much of a football fan, not European nor American and not rugby either, but who hasn't heard of Manchester United?? :lol:

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Hiya JonPaul :)

 

I was born and raised in Rochdale! Also my mother was Welsh - from Six Bells, near Abertillery in Monmouthshire and I always felt closer to my Welsh side than my English side. I am living in Florida now since I got married to an American in 1973. I still have family in Rochdale though.

 

Nice to meet a fellow Lancastrian :)

 

You will find the contributors to Chef Talk very helpful as I have.

 

Manchester United!!!!!!!! I remember the days of Matt Busby, Bobby Charlton etc.

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Yes, JonPaul, Wales is breathtaking. I was a single American woman, rented a car in Chester and drove alone through the country for four or five days. I'll admit my interest was drawn by having read history, most of it English at first, so I wanted to see those impressive castles built in the 13th century. But it was the tenacity and spirit of the Welsh people that got me to book the visit. The first day took me all the way to through Snowdonia to Caernarfon, but I also visited Harlech, Machynlleth, Brecon Beacons area, Caerphilly, and a lot of other small villages. As with many first visits, too many places in too little time. 

 

I'm not much of a football fan, not European nor American and not rugby either, but who hasn't heard of Manchester United?? :lol:


"welshmen never yield" as the song goes & king henry 2nd found,to his cost.nearly bankrupted the english exchequer building all those castles in an attempt to subdue the welsh & the welsh dragon flag flies over every one of them!!built from coal,steel & pit props we are,boyo;)!!

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Hiya JonPaul :)

 

I was born and raised in Rochdale! Also my mother was Welsh - from Six Bells, near Abertillery in Monmouthshire and I always felt closer to my Welsh side than my English side. I am living in Florida now since I got married to an American in 1973. I still have family in Rochdale though.

 

Nice to meet a fellow Lancastrian :)

 

You will find the contributors to Chef Talk very helpful as I have.

 

Manchester United!!!!!!!! I remember the days of Matt Busby, Bobby Charlton etc.


,,,,,,,,,,,,and nobby stiles,rip.good to meet you too,sylvia.rochdale is only 20 mins up the m62 from me.

speak soon!

Jp

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,,,,,,,,,,,,and nobby stiles,rip.good to meet you too,sylvia.rochdale is only 20 mins up the m62 from me.

speak soon!

Jp

oops - how could I have forgotten Nobby Stiles! Was sorry to hear that he is battling prostate cancer. I used to work in Manchester and my father worked at Ferranti's in Failsworth (think it was Failsworth). Used to manufacture TV's until they started working on Gyros.

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"welshmen never yield" as the song goes & king henry 2nd found,to his cost.nearly bankrupted the english exchequer building all those castles in an attempt to subdue the welsh & the welsh dragon flag flies over every one of them!!built from coal,steel & pit props we are,boyo;)!!

Cambria ne'er can yield :)

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Cambria ne'er can yield :)


indeed!trouble is,even this side of the pond,not many people know where/what cambria is.easier all round to use the "zulu" version....who hasn't watched "zulu"?!!!when i was playing rugby,we always sang "men of harlech" on the way to a match(only clean song we knew:rolleyes:!!)never lost a match to the english,either.

nobby's fight against prostate cancer goes on,good news is it's treatable & he'll probably live a good while yet.

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Oh gosh @JonPaul  I never watched Zulu.  I always got a lump in my throat when I used to hear Harry Secombe sing We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside or Cwm Rhondda, both favourites of mine. I have Harry Secombe's recipe for Welsh Cakes which I plan on making soon - need my husband's help as I can't roll them out anymore. (Getting old is the pits at time!)

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