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Old 01-06-2008, 01:19 AM   #21
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I really love to cook. I'm learning to bake, there are great threads on here on baking breads.

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Old 01-06-2008, 01:44 AM   #22
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Short answer, Pseudo. This brewer isn't a chef.

I meant my comment as a sarcastic reply to the OP in reference to my user name.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:02 AM   #23
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I too handle the cooking duties at home, and have enjoyed cooking since I was a teenager. I don't care for baking (it's too exacting), but my swmbo excels there. I prefer the creative 'wing it' style of cooking, improvising with ingredients that you have at hand, but you generally need to know what will go with what.

Brewing is like a mixture of cooking and baking - you can't go completely wild, you do need to measure some things (like bottling sugar), but you can experiment.

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:11 AM   #24
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I'm the cook in this house. SWMBO and myself have a simple deal: I cook, she cleans.

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Old 01-06-2008, 04:38 PM   #25
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I too enjoy cooking. I sometimes cook to relax, although you wouldn't be able to tell as I can get very concentrated on what I am doing and sometimes look like I am going to explode. I usually kick everyone out of the kitchen as not to be disturbed. I sometimes think it would be fun to be trained as a real chef.

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Old 01-06-2008, 06:24 PM   #26
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I sometimes think it would be fun to be trained as a real chef.
It was one of the hardest/most interesting/fun/frustrating things I've ever done. If only I could find a job where I did/learned something new every 3 weeks like in school.
A lot of the schools now offer weekend-length classes for civilians.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:26 PM   #27
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I always get asked why I'm not in the trade or don't open a restaurant.

I don't have the drive or the $$$$$$$$

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I always get asked why I'm not in the trade or don't open a restaurant.

I don't have the drive or the $$$$$$$$
Like a lot of things, fun to do on your own schedule/desire. A bitch to do for a living. You're now focused on the business (cash flow, employee issues, etc.), not the art.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:19 PM   #29
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Like a couple of brewers here I'm a classically trained chef, but I still work my trade. I've been at it for almost 37 years, and still love it. Brewing to me is just an extension of cooking. It came naturally. I do all the cooking when I'm home. But when I work I will bring my wife something home. I honestly think she hates cooking.

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I believe my SWMBO is one of the owrlds worst cooks.

She rang me up to ask how to cook an omlette.
She has burnt icecream before now. (Not a joke)

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