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Learning how to Cook.

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Jan19-07, 10:00 PM
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Since I have some free time during winter break, I tried to take a crack at cooking. Well, I should not quit my day job.....yet. I bought a nice European Cookbook by Walter Staib which has stuff from the Austrian/German region.

http://www.pct.edu/pctoday/uploads/staib_walter.jpg

I tried to make some Poached Salmon with Tomatoes & Dill cream Sauce (Pochierter lacs mit tomaten & dill soße), Brussel Sprouts Braised with Bacon & Fennel (Rosenkohl mit speck & Fenchel), Macaire Potatoes (Macaire kartoffel) and to drink a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.



It wasnt THAT bad- but it certainly wasnt the same as the pictures in the book.

Next, I am going to try to make some Russian Eggs, and maybe a Creme Brulee or a Chocolate Souffle.


Cooking is hard.
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Jan19-07, 10:11 PM
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My culinary skills are limited to pouring boiling water into a pot noodle. I admire anyone who gives it a go and I have to say that poached salmon looks quite tasty. I wouldn't be too bothered about the presentation, a lot of that comes with practice so I hear.

I really might have a go at some cooking myself
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Jan19-07, 10:18 PM
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Way to go Cyrus!

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Jan19-07, 10:40 PM
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Learning how to Cook.

Hey!, at least you started properly, and picked great dishes
gravenewworld
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Jan19-07, 10:43 PM
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cooking=art
baking=science


try your hand in some baking instead.
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Jan19-07, 11:10 PM
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Oh, and I got a nice german 9" wusthof chefs knife.



It slices through things like butter. It has a nice grip and a heavy weight to it.
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Jan19-07, 11:19 PM
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Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
Since I have some free time during winter break, I tried to take a crack at cooking. Well, I should not quit my day job.....yet. I bought a nice European Cookbook by Walter Staib which has stuff from the Austrian/German region.

http://www.pct.edu/pctoday/uploads/staib_walter.jpg

I tried to make some Poached Salmon with Tomatoes & Dill cream Sauce (Pochierter lacs mit tomaten & dill soße), Brussel Sprouts Braised with Bacon & Fennel (Rosenkohl mit speck & Fenchel), Macaire Potatoes (Macaire kartoffel) and to drink a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.



It wasnt THAT bad- but it certainly wasnt the same as the pictures in the book.

Next, I am going to try to make some Russian Eggs, and maybe a Creme Brulee or a Chocolate Souffle.


Cooking is hard.
That looks so awesome and TASTY!!!!

Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
Oh, and I got a nice german 9" wusthof chefs knife.



It slices through things like butter. It has a nice grip and a heavy weight to it.
There is no better investment you can make than in a good knife.
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Jan19-07, 11:23 PM
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Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
Oh, and I got a nice german 9" wusthof chefs knife.
Ha! Mine's bigger.
Cyrus
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Jan19-07, 11:24 PM
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They should not sell knives that big to you Rach. You would burn it and slice your fingers off.
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Jan19-07, 11:26 PM
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Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
They should not sell knives that big to you Rach. You would burn it and slice your fingers off.
Geez, you'd have to be a really bad cook to burn your knife!!

On the other hand, food looks tasty Cyrus, well done.
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Jan19-07, 11:27 PM
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really, only 9"?
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Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
It slices through things like butter.
Okay, but does it also slice through things like meat, vegetables and fruit?
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Jan19-07, 11:48 PM
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BUTTER ONLY!!

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Jan19-07, 11:49 PM
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You seem to be learning the right way, by just doing it. Salmon is really easy to overcook. So if you were able to keep it moist, your way ahead of the game. You have a great start, the plateing looks wonderful.

You should try the Creme Brulee, cooking with a torch just rules!
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Jan20-07, 12:18 AM
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Quote Quote by cyrusabdollahi View Post
BUTTER ONLY!!

Godwin's Law - I win!

Of course, it's irrelevant that I can't cook to save my hide...except for omelette, real omelette! I can do that if I've got about an hour or so to spare. My omelette will bring tears to the eyes of Tyler Florence (ingredients: 1 egg, 7 large onions, 6 habanero pepppers).
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Jan20-07, 12:26 AM
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Isn't there a bread guy here?

Someone who makes bread? I swear someone on PF does.
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Jan20-07, 12:37 AM
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Quote Quote by JasonRox View Post
Isn't there a bread guy here?

Someone who makes bread? I swear someone on PF does.
I make bread.
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Jan20-07, 02:08 AM
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I do too. I actually bake a hell of a lot more than I cook.


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