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Re: I mostly learned to cook from:

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on Jun 21, 2007 at 03:31 UTC ( #622475=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I mostly learned to cook from:

I assert that I first learned without TV. I borrowed The James Beard Cookbook from my family when I moved into an apartment in college, and it did me well.

I assert that swampyankee first learned without tv, too ;-)

How didn't The Galloping Gourmet make the list? "No amount of wine is too much if the cook drinks half first"

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Re^2: I mostly learned to cook from:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Jun 21, 2007 at 16:44 UTC

    You've got me; I learned to cook without watching TV. I also learned to iron (I like cotton shirts, and dislike looking like I've slept in my clothes) and sew (buttons only, thank you) the same way.

    I do remember the Galloping Gourmet burning himself quite badly in one of his shows (he did something like pouring water into hot oil. This violated cooking rule 1: don't pour water into hot oil, because the water will flash into steam, and the oil will spatter everywhere.)


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Re^2: I mostly learned to cook from:
by thezip (Vicar) on Jun 21, 2007 at 23:32 UTC

    Yes, it was fun watching the prancing and flamboyant Graham Kerr.

    Where do you want *them* to go today?

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