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dining | cooking

I've always loved food.

Not so much just eating, but exploring new dishes, new recipes, new flavors, new restaurants. One of my main goals is to eat my way through the listings in the Memphis Magazine dining guide. I like almost anything if it's good quality and interestingly prepared. I'm particulary fond of Thai food and Italian, but I also like Mexican, Chinese, Indian, Ethiopian, Morroccan, Japanese, Cajun, Vietnamese, ... you name it.

I'm definitely not the meat and potatoes type. I've been called a food snob, but if you could have seen me parked at Sonic several times a week you'd know that's not true. It is true, however, that when I bake cakes I do it from scratch--if I don't have the time or energy for that I'd just as soon buy ready-made as use a mix. And yes, I do use cake flour, superfine sugar, and real unsalted butter. Does that make me a food snob? Oh well, so be it.



Some of my favorite restaurants.

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Cooking is a creative outlet.

I don't cook as often any more, but I've always enjoyed it as a special event. I collect recipes and have a whole bookcase full of cookbooks. I tend most often to make cakes, pies, homemade ice cream, or chili.

I'm sharing are a few of my original recipes, that I developed myself, onShop for kitchen and housewares at Amazon.com.

my recipe page


Cookbooks I Recommend*

Beat This! Cookbook, by Ann Hodgman

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book, by Ben Cohen

The Cake Bible, by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Classic Home Desserts, by Richard Sax

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, by Nancy Jenkins

Maida Heatter's Cookies, by Maida Heatter

The New Basics Cookbook, by Julee Rosso, Sheila Lukins

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison

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Some Favorite Recipe Links

Other Favorite Food-Related Links

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*book and kitchenware sales from these links benefit the UU Fellowship of Jonesboro, in association with Amazon.com.
I myself receive no part of the sales.