It's been requested by a few people, I for one know @amy2 and @jojo will appreciate it, to start a little foodie corner for a small change of pace
I thought it may be fun to start a general food thread for helps/tips, inspiration, pictures or anything really! So post or ask away!!
I have helped a couple people out here in my time on ELR but I know we also have a few more chefs then myself, so I would love to see where this goes (if anywhere)
As for a brief bio on myself I found my passion for cooking before I was even old enough to spell it! I grew up in and around Chicago and have been extremely fortunate to had been surrounded by some great chefs!
I was classically trained in french cooking when I was in my early teens and trained under a chef from the original Maxim's in Paris and from there I gained "global" experience by training under a variaty of local talent like the late Charlie Trotter.
I ended up taking my first executive chef position at the very young age of 18 and had a few morning shows on the local networks in my early 20s and have continued on through me 30s to be humbled with a James Beard award a few years back.
I am by know means your stereotypical arrogant chef and I believe there is always something to learn even if it's from a 15 year old bus boy!
I just love what I do and have devoted myself to my career and the crazy roller coaster life it provides!