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BrianShaw

Location:

Greater Los Angeles, CA

Forum Post Count:

2493

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 Today at 12:30 pm | 3 replies | 19 views
Need a gun or press for bean paste and frosting.
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Pastries & Baking 4/26/17 at 6:28am | 11 replies | 81 views
Sticky Sweet Chili Sandwich
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/26/17 at 6:27am | 5 replies | 49 views
de Buyer carbone plus frying pan
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Cooking Equipment Reviews 4/25/17 at 5:28pm | 3 replies | 49 views
New Cutting board question
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Food & Cooking 4/25/17 at 3:34am | 21 replies | 277 views
EGGS
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Professional Chefs 4/24/17 at 6:13pm | 9 replies | 211 views
Buying Advice Japanese Chef Knife
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Cooking Knife Reviews 4/24/17 at 12:09pm | 58 replies | 1474 views
Creme Brulee getting soft
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Pastries & Baking 4/24/17 at 6:13am | 13 replies | 3286 views
Iced Coffee
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Recipes 4/22/17 at 12:53pm | 7 replies | 79 views
Convenient Lemonade Recipe?
BrianShaw posted in this thread in Recipes 4/22/17 at 9:58am | 4 replies | 33 views

 

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