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« on: June 26, 2010, 09:44:03 PM »
how do you get better. do you have to read books? i notice girls that love to cook all have massive amounts of cooking books.

i guess it's like every other thing, hard work = cooking skills.   :angry:


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Re: cooking
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 09:44:50 PM »
good tools = good cooking, doesn't really take much else imo
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Re: cooking
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 09:49:02 PM »
Following a recipe is easy and anyone can do it.  The trick is getting comfortable with seasonings, i.e. being able to tell what could be added to make it better.  A way I improved was following the same recipe maybe 3 times and doing something slightly different to kinda get a feel for how it effects the end result.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 10:00:34 PM »
i think it's just a matter of if you want to or not. doesn't sound like you want to. are you asking for a friend or something? what does he/she want to get better at cooking and why?

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Re: cooking
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 11:19:22 PM »
It's something you're born with.  Like being able to jump high.  Some people can, and some people can't.  You can workout with Jump Soles (read cooking books) all you want but you're never going to be able to dunk (cook).

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Re: cooking
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 12:20:26 AM »
It's something you're born with.  Like being able to jump high.  Some people can, and some people can't.  You can workout with Jump Soles (read cooking books) all you want but you're never going to be able to dunk (cook).

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Re: cooking
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 12:44:29 AM »
I made this tonight.  If I'm just hangin' at home at night sometimes I'll look up something interesting to throw together.  I stick to mainly Italian...

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/Special_Features/ci.Spaghetti_With_Fresh_Tomato_Sauce_And_Basil.custom

Cooking comes in really handy when you want to have a lady friend over and impress her with dining and drink.  Then, you obviously destroy her vagina.
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Re: cooking
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 12:46:42 AM »
It's something you're born with.  Like being able to jump high.  Some people can, and some people can't.  You can workout with Jump Soles (read cooking books) all you want but you're never going to be able to dunk (cook).
I think this is something that people who are only good at cooking say.  :dunno: (no offense Catdude)

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Re: cooking
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 12:50:19 AM »
I made this tonight.  If I'm just hangin' at home at night sometimes I'll look up something interesting to throw together.  I stick to mainly Italian...

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/Special_Features/ci.Spaghetti_With_Fresh_Tomato_Sauce_And_Basil.custom

Cooking comes in really handy when you want to have a lady friend over and impress her with dining and drink.  Then, you obviously destroy her vagina.

maybe my most favorite onion article ever...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-make-the-best-spaghetti,10759/

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Re: cooking
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 01:07:15 AM »
I made this tonight.  If I'm just hangin' at home at night sometimes I'll look up something interesting to throw together.  I stick to mainly Italian...

http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Anthony_Bourdain/Special_Features/ci.Spaghetti_With_Fresh_Tomato_Sauce_And_Basil.custom

Cooking comes in really handy when you want to have a lady friend over and impress her with dining and drink.  Then, you obviously destroy her vagina.

thanks, it's a pretty large skillset. buying stuff takes skill as well.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 01:12:19 AM »
I made a rly good flank steak w/ aeoli sauce the other night. if i can do this, fats, you can do anything

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 07:06:45 AM »
practice.  learn how to make a good tomato sauce and a good cream sauce and you make lots of good stuff.

also learn how to tenderize stuff, harder than it looks.

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 07:51:03 AM »
You need to start off by cooking something with versatility, like chicken. Once you get good at cooking chicken, then you can start adding other ingredients and making a number of different dishes, for example: chicken parmesan, roast chicken with olives, chicken curry, sauteed chicken w/ sweet potatoes, coconut chicken w/ rice, chicken marsala, stir fry chicken, and so on.

Of course, I don't know how to make any of that stuff. I suck at cooking.  :bawl:


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Re: cooking
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2010, 11:14:13 AM »
It's really as easy as following a good recipe and repetition.  I slow cooked my first big pile of pulled pork a few weeks ago. It was incredible and incredibly easy.  You can do it Fats.
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Re: cooking
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2010, 11:18:10 AM »
It's really as easy as following a good recipe and repetition.  I slow cooked my first big pile of pulled pork a few weeks ago. It was incredible and incredibly easy.  You can do it Fats.
LOL @ talking about a crock pot in a cooking thread :lol:


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Re: cooking
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010, 12:59:00 PM »
fats, it just takes practice.  practice is more important than reading.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 03:36:10 PM »
It's really as easy as following a good recipe and repetition.  I slow cooked my first big pile of pulled pork a few weeks ago. It was incredible and incredibly easy.  You can do it Fats.
LOL @ talking about a crock pot in a cooking thread :lol:

Never said anything about a crock pot nor did I use one.   :dunno:
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Re: cooking
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2010, 04:46:20 PM »
slow cooker :dunno:


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Re: cooking
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2010, 05:54:16 PM »
slow cooker :dunno:

Well, maybe my description was deceptive.  I made a brine, placed the pork (7lbs) in the brine for 8 hours.  Made a rub.  Dry rubbed the pork after 8 hours in the brine.  Cooked in the oven at 250 for about 11 hours.  Removed and let cool for an hour and a half and then shredded the bitch.  It was damn good but was missing the smokey goodness one would get on a smoker. 
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Re: cooking
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2010, 10:46:40 PM »
Get married and not have to worry about it.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2010, 09:15:05 AM »
Get married and not have to worry about it.

Completely changes the dating dynamic.  Will now need to make it more of an interview.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2010, 01:28:39 PM »
recipes are lame. just use trial and error.

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Re: cooking
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 05:46:42 PM »
currently making my great grandma Reimer's Komst Borscht

it is a fabulous cabbage soup that has a sum so much greater than the parts

salt & pepper whole chicken with giblets removed
place in soup pot and just cover with water
add bay leaf and 1 minced garlic clove
cook until chicken is done
remove chicken

add 1 diced onion to stock
2-3 medium 1" cubed potatoes
half head of cabbage coarsely chopped

debone chicken
add back to stock when veggies are soft
add 1 can diced tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
add 1/3 cup sour cream
add 1 tsp vinegar

stir, remove from heat and let sit

ladle and serve with a dollop of sour cream and buttered toast

*don't forget to save the chicken remains for chicken scrapple

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Re: cooking
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Re: cooking
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2013, 06:53:59 PM »
Do you skin the spuds?