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BrianShaw

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Greater Los Angeles, CA

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2381

Join Date:

12/18/10

Last Online:

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Culinary Experience

Former Chef

About Me:

Started cooking at 10 years of age, out of necessity. Originally taught by grandmother and mother in the New England style of American cooking. Later expanded cooking experience in other styles by self-study and seminars

Versed in New England and Southern American cuisines and several style of BBQ... as well as Italian, French, and British cookery. Also skilled at live fire cooking, both open hearth and in wood fired ovens. Dabbled in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese too. Currently interested expanding to German.

Worked way through high school and college in professional kitchens. Learned not just cooking but valuable life skills including business (finance and ethics) and how to co-exist with quirky, arrogant, or intoxicated cooks and chefs. Opened a restaurant that has twice sold but still features the original menu and has been a success since the 1980s. Like Col. Sanders have no stake in it now but wish I did since it has made lots of money for others.

Most of career has been working in other professional areas but still avid cook at home.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

Cooking, baking, preserving, candy-making. Several types of visual arts media. Historical research and writing.

What I do for a living:

Engineering.

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BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/14/17 at 4:14pm | 6609 replies | 172835 views
Avocado burger. Really now?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/14/17 at 1:02pm | 9 replies | 163 views
Got my knife and my cash stolen from work today
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 2/14/17 at 6:52am | 43 replies | 1297 views
What happens when you soak beans for too long?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/14/17 at 6:47am | 23 replies | 310 views
Lasagna With Diced Meat Instead of Ground Meat
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/12/17 at 4:41pm | 3 replies | 65 views
Japanese knives are not for everyone...
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Cooking Knife Reviews 2/7/17 at 5:21pm | 31 replies | 11317 views
Stuffed Scallops Technique?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/7/17 at 9:24am | 14 replies | 202 views
Best hot side dish for BBQ pork ribs?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/7/17 at 4:57am | 20 replies | 231 views
Which do you prefer?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 2/6/17 at 6:54pm | 174 replies | 2262 views

 

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