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    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default (2008-12-16) NS-RFC: Interference in the kitchen

    http://www.recfoodcooking.com

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    Chatty Cathy

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    TammyM Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com
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    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    OMG. Did I just win a TFH????

    TammyM



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    James Silverton Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 18:55:33 +0200:

    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com



    I see the majority would threaten along with me anyone who took an
    unasked part in cooking but I'd most likely be sarcastic. The only thing
    that I don't care to watched doing is carving a turkey but people notice
    the sharp knife :-)

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    TammyM wrote:

    >
    > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:44R1l.1836$[email protected]..
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cheers
    >> Chatty Cathy

    >
    > OMG. Did I just win a TFH????
    >
    > TammyM



    It's yours. <grin>
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    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    Giusi Guest

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    "James Silverton" >
    >> > I see the majority would threaten along with me anyone who took an >
    >> > unasked part in cooking but I'd most likely be sarcastic. The only
    >> > thing > that I don't care to watched doing is carving a turkey but
    >> > people notice > the sharp knife :-)

    > James Silverton


    Watching is one thing, fiddling with the food quite another. I am used to
    being watched and prefer hands-on teaching, but it costs euro 20 more to get
    fed that way than if I just come in and cook alone or with my hired
    assistant.



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    Dimitri Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com
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    > --
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    By now they ALL know better than to enter my Kitchen when I'm cooking -
    unless specifically invited for teaching purposes.

    Dimitri


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    TammyM Guest

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    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > TammyM wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:44R1l.1836$[email protected]..
    >>> http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Cheers
    >>> Chatty Cathy

    >>
    >> OMG. Did I just win a TFH????
    >>
    >> TammyM

    >
    >
    > It's yours. <grin>


    I'll take the #6 chef's hat please.

    Now I need a new "life's ambition...."

    TammyM



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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Giusi wrote:

    > "James Silverton" >
    >>> > I see the majority would threaten along with me anyone who took an
    >>> > > unasked part in cooking but I'd most likely be sarcastic. The
    >>> > only thing > that I don't care to watched doing is carving a
    >>> > turkey but people notice > the sharp knife :-)

    >> James Silverton

    >
    > Watching is one thing, fiddling with the food quite another. I am
    > used to being watched and prefer hands-on teaching, but it costs euro
    > 20 more to get fed that way than if I just come in and cook alone or
    > with my hired assistant.


    I was actually thinking more along the lines of 'home cooking'... So how
    do you react to family and/or friends 'fiddling' with your food in your
    own kitchen when you're not cooking professionally? I fall under
    the 'shouting loudly' category - I haven't threatened anybody with a
    kitchen utensil - yet.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: (2008-12-16) NS-RFC: Interference in the kitchen

    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy



    For question #1, I don't think "shout" is the correct word. I've been known
    to tell people who try to "correct" my cooking when I'm the one doing all
    the work to do it themselves if they don't like it. I don't think shouting
    would apply, however. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly
    but carry a big stick." That would be about how I'd handle someone who came
    in and "corrected" what I was cooking. Fine, thanks, you do it. I'll just
    go sit in the living room and relax That stops them in their tracks.

    Question #2: I don't like other people in my kitchen, for the most part.
    Depends on why they think they are in the kitchen. If they just want to
    chat, that's okay. Have a seat while I work. If they are there to trying
    to contribute something such as peel the potatoes (for example) or wash up
    pans to help the process along, fine. However, if I have to stop and teach
    them how to peel potatoes, no thanks!

    Jill


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: (2008-12-16) NS-RFC: Interference in the kitchen

    In article <44R1l.1836$[email protected]>,
    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com


    Cute survey. <g>

    Since it's just the two of us and dad knows I'm a better cook than he
    is, I'm pretty much left alone when I'm cooking unless I specifically
    ask for an opinion.

    I recently prepped a meal tho' for sis's birthday (which was then
    actually cooked by them) and got compliments from her on my simple steak
    treatment. That felt good as both the sis' and the brother in law are
    truly decent cooks!

    It was coated lightly with Bragg's liquid aminos and a bit of salt free
    lemon pepper, covered in plastic wrap and allowed to sit for 4 hours in
    the 'frige prior to transport.

    The shrimp and mushroom kebabs were treated with Italian dressing as
    usual...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

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    George Shirley Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >

    If it's Barb you don't have a choice, her wooden spoon is much bigger.

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    TammyM Guest

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    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ChattyCathy wrote:
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >>

    > If it's Barb you don't have a choice, her wooden spoon is much bigger.


    **I** have actually cooked in Barb's kitchen, and lived to tell the tale....

    TammyM aka Braveheart



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    George Shirley Guest

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    TammyM wrote:
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:ibT1l.8879$[email protected]..
    >> ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>> http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >>>

    >> If it's Barb you don't have a choice, her wooden spoon is much bigger.

    >
    > **I** have actually cooked in Barb's kitchen, and lived to tell the tale....
    >
    > TammyM aka Braveheart
    >
    >

    I was threatened in my kitchen by Barb. I suspect she is much nicer at home.

    George aka Chicken Little watching for the big spoon in the sky.

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    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: (2008-12-16) NS-RFC: Interference in the kitchen

    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote in news:AWR1l.1852$mY6.1263
    @newsfe10.iad:

    > Giusi wrote:
    >
    >> "James Silverton" >
    >>>> > I see the majority would threaten along with me anyone who took

    an
    >>>> > > unasked part in cooking but I'd most likely be sarcastic. The
    >>>> > only thing > that I don't care to watched doing is carving a
    >>>> > turkey but people notice > the sharp knife :-)
    >>> James Silverton

    >>
    >> Watching is one thing, fiddling with the food quite another. I am
    >> used to being watched and prefer hands-on teaching, but it costs euro
    >> 20 more to get fed that way than if I just come in and cook alone or
    >> with my hired assistant.

    >
    > I was actually thinking more along the lines of 'home cooking'... So

    how
    > do you react to family and/or friends 'fiddling' with your food in

    your
    > own kitchen when you're not cooking professionally? I fall under
    > the 'shouting loudly' category - I haven't threatened anybody with a
    > kitchen utensil - yet.




    'Strangers' to my kitchen (ie, people who've only been there maybe once
    or twice so far) have sometimes tried to help. I usually only have to
    glare. But then again, I'm also usually holding a sharp knife :-)


    People also feel the need to ask each time they come over "Do you need a
    hand in the kitchen?"

    They usually only get up to "You" before they get a sharp "No!!".

    You can tell the friends that are regulars to my place, if a 'newbie'
    starts asking if they can help, *they* jump in and say "No!! Leave him
    alone, you'll only mess up the food!!" :-)


    Peter = Kitchen Nazi :-)

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "Life is not like a box of chocolates... it's more like a jar of
    jalapenos. What you do today... might burn your ass tomorrow."

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    Gloria P Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >



    I don't know anyone rude enough to interfere in someone else's kitchen.

    My grown, married daughter and son pitch in to help when we are having
    a big dinner and both are a huge help, but they ASK before doing
    something. We are usually on the same page and it's much more help than
    hindrance.

    Dear Husband, OTOH, doesn't know where our kitchen IS.

    gloria p

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    Kathleen Guest

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    Giusi wrote:

    > "James Silverton" >
    >
    >>>>I see the majority would threaten along with me anyone who took an >
    >>>>unasked part in cooking but I'd most likely be sarcastic. The only
    >>>>thing > that I don't care to watched doing is carving a turkey but
    >>>>people notice > the sharp knife :-)

    >>
    >>James Silverton

    >
    >
    > Watching is one thing, fiddling with the food quite another. I am used to
    > being watched and prefer hands-on teaching, but it costs euro 20 more to get
    > fed that way than if I just come in and cook alone or with my hired
    > assistant.
    >
    >


    I don't mind having somebody watching and asking questions and I'm more
    than happy to explain what I'm doing and why. My mom was in town for a
    week recently and she spent a lot of time hanging out in the kitchen
    seeing how I did things, and my daughter is finally taking an active
    interest in food prep and cooking. This is a kid who, at the age of 13,
    proclaimed, "I'm a pretty good cook". When I asked her what made her
    think so, being that the only thing she ever made was toaster waffles
    and salsa. She said, "Well, you're good at it so how hard could it be?"

    Her recent attempts at cooking for her boyfriend led her to the
    discovery that culinary skills aren't some sort of genetic endowment
    handed down from mother to daughter, like big feet and a penchant for
    sarcasm. I have, so far, refrained from saying I told you so.

    However, don't crowd me, keep your fingers and your spoon out of the
    food (my sister is bad about that) and don't add anything or put
    anything away unless I specifically ask you to do so.


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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

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    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ChattyCathy wrote:
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com
    >>

    >
    >
    > I don't know anyone rude enough to interfere in someone else's kitchen.
    >
    > My grown, married daughter and son pitch in to help when we are having
    > a big dinner and both are a huge help, but they ASK before doing
    > something. We are usually on the same page and it's much more help than
    > hindrance.
    >
    > Dear Husband, OTOH, doesn't know where our kitchen IS.
    >
    > gloria p



    Alas, I have one of those too. He'd be twitching in the buff if I didn't
    make his coffee and lay out his clothes before I left for work. Complains
    there is never anything to eat......I ask 'did you look in the
    fridge'.....and he gives me the 'light bulb going off look' ....like gee,
    you want me to actually get up and look? What is so funny is my two boys
    cook and love to do it....the girls, they're another story. I can see my
    eldest daughter's favorite recipe being 'call for reservations'....
    -ginny



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