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post #1 of 19
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What if you could have your favorite chef cook your home meals for a year, for free. You don't have to pay for it. Every meal, all year, snacks too. You don't get to watch, talk with or learn from him/her.

Could you stay out of your kitchen and cooking for that?

I like to think I could, but I suspect it would get to me in a few months. I guess I have to say, NO.

Phil
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post #2 of 19
Good question. My answer: only if something terrible happened to me so that I couldn't cook. :cry: And I'd rather not be in a situation like that. so, NO WAY. :D

Besides, how could I possibly pick one favorite chef? I mean, there's Cape Chef, and Kuan, and Greg, and Pete, and Momoreg, and MBrown, and Panini, and and and ... everyone else here! ;)
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post #3 of 19
I would have NO PROBLEMS with that. Heck, It would be like hitting the lottery!!!!!
Ya know I would even go for salmon,bagel and a smear left in the frig Sat. night so he or she could have Sunday mornings off.
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post #4 of 19
Phil,

This is a great question....

But for me, I couldn't do it.

Perhaps for a week (like a vacation) but then I enjoy the kitchen to much.

The fact that I couldn't watch or learn from him/her also makes me lean to a big fat NO ;)
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post #5 of 19
Nope. Even on vacation, I love having a kitchen!!
post #6 of 19
I could have my favorite chef cook for me for a year (****, I cook everyday anyway), but I don't think I could stay out of the kitchen, it is just too much of a focal point to our families lives. It seems, no matter how small some of my kitchens have been, that everyone eventually ends up socializing in the kitchen.
post #7 of 19
Words to live by!!!:D mmmmm......schmear........
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #8 of 19
Yes, if my chef let me at least watch and learn from him :)
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #9 of 19
No way, couldn't do it - I love to watch people cook as much as I love cooking itself!
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post #10 of 19
My favourite chef happens to be Sara Moulton :D :D

Heh...

Kuan
post #11 of 19
Good answer Vivian. I second that!
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«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
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post #12 of 19
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That's why I nixed that in the what if....
Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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post #13 of 19
Ordinarily I would say I couldn't do it. Cooking (whether practicing it, watching it or talking about it) it too much a part of my being. However, I work at a cooking school so I could have my favorite chef cook at home and get my cooking fix at work :) :bounce:

It would be really hard to choose a chef though. Maybe Charlie Trotter.

Jock
post #14 of 19
I think I'd be driven mad by such a circumstance. :cry:
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post #15 of 19
Would I have to wake the chef up to make my coffee at 5 am? He might as well feed the baby then, and let me sleep!:D
post #16 of 19
Ok, so I'm the only one who would jump at this? What does that mean? Do I need help? a shrink?
If it's my favorite chef and I have all the confidense in the world that he or she will be clean and not poison me or serve items I don't like Man!!! I'd love to sit and enjoy and try to figure out just how,why and what he used to create it.
I ususally order this way in a restaurant where I trust the chef.
"just have him make something really nice for me"
I can get my cooking or baking fix elsewhere.
I'm still in for a year. Who's coming? I would prefer someone with a wide range who isn't locked into any one style.
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post #17 of 19
:blush: Oooooops! Sorry !

Well after serious thoughts and after remembering who I am - the re-carnation of Athenaeus of Naukratis , I say yes!
I'd love to experience that :)

So, it makes two of us, panini
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #18 of 19
I think it would be very interesting to see what other outlets I funneled my personality through, if there was no cooking for a year.
I think I would go stir crazy for a while, but maybe after that I would become a more balanced individual!
God forbid if it means more time on the internet!
post #19 of 19
Ok....Alice Waters it is. I can still run the market right? And I can still personal chef right? And um how would she find me to feed me....sounds like coolers in the car....hope she can make sushi.
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