Im currently 14 years old am a 4.0 student and am hoping to one day become a world renown chef/ restauranteur. I have never had any formal training and I am currently trying to work on a cook book so any ideas you have to share bring them on!

  • Favorite foods: What kind of question is that? I love any food!
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Can I Cook Risotto in Advance?

THANK YOU mh330! seriuosly unless youre doing it for a restaurant size crowd it DOESNT take long just prep the ingredients.

What to do with too much pasta dough!

Just form a thick rounded disk, flatten it slightly, then wrape it in saran wrap and put it in a ziplock to freeze it. Then nextime you want to make fresh pasta leave it at room temp. until it defrosts and use it as desired. Ive done this many times and even used the left overs for my catering....people LOVE IT!

Can I Cook Risotto in Advance?

Ive made risotto many times in less than 30 minutes. If your doing it in large batches it will take a while but when I make mine and have everything preped then it only takes me about 20 minutes cooking time (serving 4-5) A risotto is suposed to be slightly aldante and not REALLY thick but thicker like a pancake batter.

What's the weirdest thing in your fridge?

A jar of cherry hot peppers stuffed with tuna and preserved in oil.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner??

I would have to say Paula Dean because she reminds me of m \y grandma and I just can never get enough of her personality; Its great! I would talk with her about her career in the culinary arts and were I could go with mine. I would have to say I would be at Marie Calenders drinking pink lemonade ;)

Best dish you've had at a restaurant

Pan Seared Duck Breast with a smooth Blood Orange Reduction Sauce and sauted seasonal veggetables at Jaqu's restaurant (pernounced jacks) in Huntington Beach, CA

Soggy Coating...

I Dredged it just with seasoned flour and fried it at 375.

Cooks Block?

Thanks I feel much better, and @ dbcurrie yes I know that there are minimal chefs on htis blog but I tried to put the "Cooks Block" idea into an understandable context...I myself definately isnt considered a chef.

Would you buy this.....

@heartofglass- I guess I failed to explain clearly that this is my story the recipies in this book gradually grow out of homey style food into more elegant and gourmet foods. Each recipe is incoporated with stories from my life (how it came about and my thoughts ect.) And thanks for the great Idea I just might have to incorporate some entertaining skills in it!

Would you buy this.....

@dbcurrie- The recipe and ingredients I have used are things that would be appealing to kids but at the same time things that make adults go "WOW". I have catered for several parties and recieve feedback like - " I recently went to a Hotel Restaurant and had the chefs wine pairing coaurse, let me tell you that your food was just as good and even better"- They love the colors presentaiton and flavors but I have used ingredients kids wouldnt go eewww (except maby mushrooms) to. The book isnt completelly angled towards captivating young audiences. It is just written in a style that would rather...attract them.

Would you buy this.....

The recipes inthis book are original and are on par with restaurant quality dishes.

Food Network... Let's give them a hand!

I think they should keep giada, alton, ina, bobby, some of paula (not her party), tyler, and the newest "big daddy" dude. I also think that they should have a new show that draws the attention of the youth. Mabey star and older teenager in a show who invites younger teens to cook or have some type of "throwndown".


@ Browne its for a cookbook

What would you order?

I would order the one I have never had before just to try new htings. Who knows mabey its your next favorite thing to order!

Grill It with Bobby Flay

The show has been on I tried out for it but never got any form of response. All the people that have "lived out their culinay fantasy" so far I havent seen on the web page with all the contestants. So I dont really know.


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