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  1. #1
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    Heya folks,

    We are setting the date for the Southern Cal Cook-in. It will be
    August 7. Squeaks is offering her kitchen....

    Y'all come, now!!! I might be cookin' southern style..but who
    knows.....

    Christine

    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    It has come to my attention that there are a few SoCal folks who might
    like to attend the SoCal cook in (7 August in Laguna Niguel), but are
    a bit concerned about traipsing down/up to south Orange County to join
    a gathering of people they only know virtually. Let me put your
    concerns to rest. Koko, Christine Dabney and I are the cook in
    instigators and I can assure you that none of us have degrees in the
    culinary arts. Nor do we (or any of our fellow cook-insters) claim any
    particular expertise in the kitchen. We have, among the three of us,
    suffered an amazing number of culinary disasters and we are constantly
    trying to outdo each other in pursuit of the next culinary disaster.
    We could tell tales on each other, but have taken a limoncello pledge
    not to do so...until the next, uh, limoncello event, said limoncello
    perking as I keyboard this.

    So, if you would like to travel up/down to south Orange County CA and
    enjoy an afternoon of kitchen fun, lemmeno. Cook-insters are only
    required to bring their own drinks, an offering that makes us
    smile/crack up, and a pleasant attitude. I also have a taxi service
    on speed dial.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jul 24, 2:32*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.com> wrote:
    > It has come to my attention that there are a few SoCal folks who might
    > like to attend the SoCal cook in (7 August in Laguna Niguel), but are
    > a bit concerned about traipsing down/up to south Orange County to join
    > a gathering of people they only know virtually. Let me put your
    > concerns to rest. Koko, Christine Dabney and I are the cook in
    > instigators and I can assure you that none of us have degrees in the
    > culinary arts. Nor do we (or any of our fellow cook-insters) claim any
    > particular expertise in the kitchen.


    What she said.

    We have, among the three of us,
    > suffered an amazing number of culinary disasters and we are constantly
    > trying to outdo each other in pursuit of the next culinary disaster.
    > We could tell tales on each other, but have taken a limoncello pledge
    > not to do so...until the next, uh, limoncello event, said limoncello
    > perking as I keyboard this.


    Uh oh. A limoncello event. Just don't take any pictures of Squeaks
    after she has imbibed said limoncello...If you threaten to post such
    pictures she says she will 'hunt you down like a dawg!'

    Now you mean I have to fix something to go with said limoncello?
    >
    > So, if you would like to travel up/down to south Orange County CA and
    > enjoy an afternoon of kitchen fun, lemmeno. Cook-insters are only
    > required to bring their own drinks, an offering that makes us
    > smile/crack up, and a pleasant attitude. *I also have a taxi service
    > on speed dial.


    There is usually so much food on the table and we are usually so
    stuffed afterwards!! And this being a southern Cal cook-in, there are
    usually plenty of libations, adult and otherwise. Usually adult, but
    we do take care of the people who don't imbibe the adult stuff.

    Seriously, this will be my 6th or 7th cook-in. I have been to some
    that I was skeered to death to attend, but I did it anyway. Who can
    stay away from a cook-in with the likes of Kay Hartman, Janis Tester,
    Jamie Utter, Charlotte, and a few other legendary cooks? I went
    there with my measly offerings and was gratified to realize that they
    are just folks that happen to enjoy good food. And at that particular
    cook-in (at Tammy's) Charlotte and I were priveledged to hear Kay
    Hartman say "I am not worthy" after Nona Myers brought in platters of
    wonderful stuff. I stood in the kitchen with Evergene and a few
    others while they tried to figure out how to make Ramos Gin Fizzes,
    and they fizzled.

    And seriously, if any of you worry about not making good enough food,
    we will probably still love your food. Sometimes the simplest food
    gets the best reception!!

    As for being dangerous folks.. Well..Koko is dangerous with her
    snappy one liners...especially if you refuse to use her vermouth.
    She starts calling people names... )

    Take a look at some of the pictures from the San Diego cook-in in
    2003. I am the short fat one holding a knife...
    http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cookins/show.html?id=7

    And the one in 2006:
    http://community.webshots.com/album/551758712iXpAtW

    This is the one where Boli sent a Smithfield ham. And I made
    limoncello, which made Squeaks want to adopt me.

    Christine

    Christine


  4. #4
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:02:29 -0700 (PDT), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Take a look at some of the pictures from the San Diego cook-in in
    >2003. I am the short fat one holding a knife...
    >http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cookins/show.html?id=7
    >
    >And the one in 2006:
    >http://community.webshots.com/album/551758712iXpAtW
    >
    >This is the one where Boli sent a Smithfield ham. And I made
    >limoncello, which made Squeaks want to adopt me.
    >
    >Christine


    Replying to my own post:

    There are more pictures of cook-ins on the RFC site.
    http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cook-in.html

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    Christine replied to Squeaks:

    >> It has come to my attention that there are a few SoCal folks who might
    >> like to attend the SoCal cook in (7 August in Laguna Niguel), but are a
    >> bit concerned about traipsing down/up to south Orange County to join a
    >> gathering of people they only know virtually. Let me put your concerns to
    >> rest. Koko, Christine Dabney and I are the cook in instigators and I can
    >> assure you that none of us have degrees in the culinary arts. Nor do we
    >> (or any of our fellow cook-insters) claim any particular expertise in the
    >> kitchen.

    >
    > What she said.


    You might not *claim* any particular expertise, but it's mighty daunting to
    read koko's blog and wonder whether you would have the courage even to
    *attempt* the culinary episodes which she chronicles routinely.

    The three of you are very, very good cooks, regardless of the modesty which
    prevents you from acknowledging it openly.

    Also, like it or not, there *is* a fair amount of one-upsmanship associated
    with the cook-ins, just as there is at any potluck event. Those with
    competitive natures will prepare dishes with that in mind, and present them
    proudly. (Justifiably proud, too, usually.) Christine mentioned Kay Hartman
    in part of her post that I snipped, and I seem to recall that Christine was
    presented with a "Kay Hartman Overachiever's Award" for her contributions to
    one of the cook-ins. That's an example of the kind of competition which
    takes place.

    Those who are secure in themselves and non-competitive will ignore the
    undercurrent of competition and just enjoy the food and the company. The
    "problem children" are those who have competitive natures but who lack both
    social skills *and* cooking skills; those people will be uncomfortable on
    every side.

    My advice to those on the fence is this: Come to the cook-in. There are some
    warm funny great cooks there, and good food aplenty. Above all, DON'T WORRY
    about whether what you've cooked will be good enough or not: It *will* be
    good enough -- and it's a good bet you'll discover new friends and new
    dishes too.

    Bob




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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Jul 26, 1:15*am, "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>
    wrote:

    > My advice to those on the fence is this: Come to the cook-in. There are some
    > warm funny great cooks there, and good food aplenty. Above all, DON'T WORRY
    > about whether what you've cooked will be good enough or not: It *will* be
    > good enough -- and it's a good bet you'll discover new friends and new
    > dishes too.
    >
    > Bob


    What he said.

    I have made some great friends this way. And they haven't tried to
    poison me yet.

    Christine

  7. #7
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:02:29 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:

    > As for being dangerous folks.. Well..Koko is dangerous with her
    > snappy one liners...especially if you refuse to use her vermouth.
    > She starts calling people names... )
    >
    > Take a look at some of the pictures from the San Diego cook-in in
    > 2003. I am the short fat one holding a knife...
    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cookins/show.html?id=7


    jack schidt looks just about like the rascal you'd expect.

    your pal,
    blake

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    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    blake murphy wrote:

    > jack schidt looks just about like the rascal you'd expect.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    A *serious* hunk.
    I had the honor of meeting him at Margaret Suran's once. I miss his
    presence here on RFC as well as his "siggys"

  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Goomba <[email protected]> wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >
    > > jack schidt looks just about like the rascal you'd expect.
    > >
    > > your pal,
    > > blake

    >
    > A *serious* hunk.
    > I had the honor of meeting him at Margaret Suran's once. I miss his
    > presence here on RFC as well as his "siggys"


    :-) I'll tell him you said so.


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of
    St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew;
    sometimes in a pickle."
    Where are my pearls, Honey?

  10. #10
    koko Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:36:41 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:02:29 -0700 (PDT), [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> As for being dangerous folks.. Well..Koko is dangerous with her
    >> snappy one liners...especially if you refuse to use her vermouth.
    >> She starts calling people names... )
    >>
    >> Take a look at some of the pictures from the San Diego cook-in in
    >> 2003. I am the short fat one holding a knife...
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/cookins/show.html?id=7

    >
    >jack schidt looks just about like the rascal you'd expect.
    >
    >your pal,
    >blake


    And he's a good kisser to. ;-)

    koko

    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw

    www.kokoscornerblog.com
    updated 07/17/10
    Watkins natural spices
    www.apinchofspices.com


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    koko Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 01:15:15 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Christine replied to Squeaks:
    >
    >>> It has come to my attention that there are a few SoCal folks who might
    >>> like to attend the SoCal cook in (7 August in Laguna Niguel), but are a
    >>> bit concerned about traipsing down/up to south Orange County to join a
    >>> gathering of people they only know virtually. Let me put your concerns to
    >>> rest. Koko, Christine Dabney and I are the cook in instigators and I can
    >>> assure you that none of us have degrees in the culinary arts. Nor do we
    >>> (or any of our fellow cook-insters) claim any particular expertise in the
    >>> kitchen.

    >>
    >> What she said.

    >
    >You might not *claim* any particular expertise, but it's mighty daunting to
    >read koko's blog and wonder whether you would have the courage even to
    >*attempt* the culinary episodes which she chronicles routinely.

    You are wayyyy too kind, thank you.
    >
    >The three of you are very, very good cooks, regardless of the modesty which
    >prevents you from acknowledging it openly.

    Thank you again, but I think the fact that we all like to cook
    together and bounce recipes and ideas off each other really makes us
    challenge ourselves.

    >Also, like it or not, there *is* a fair amount of one-upsmanship associated
    >with the cook-ins, just as there is at any potluck event. Those with
    >competitive natures will prepare dishes with that in mind, and present them
    >proudly. (Justifiably proud, too, usually.) Christine mentioned Kay Hartman
    >in part of her post that I snipped, and I seem to recall that Christine was
    >presented with a "Kay Hartman Overachiever's Award" for her contributions to
    >one of the cook-ins. That's an example of the kind of competition which
    >takes place.


    >Those who are secure in themselves and non-competitive will ignore the
    >undercurrent of competition and just enjoy the food and the company. The
    >"problem children" are those who have competitive natures but who lack both
    >social skills *and* cooking skills; those people will be uncomfortable on
    >every side.
    >
    >My advice to those on the fence is this: Come to the cook-in. There are some
    >warm funny great cooks there, and good food aplenty. Above all, DON'T WORRY
    >about whether what you've cooked will be good enough or not: It *will* be
    >good enough -- and it's a good bet you'll discover new friends and new
    >dishes too.

    Amen brother. The only cook-ins I've regretted were the one's I
    couldn't attend.

    >Bob
    >

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw

    www.kokoscornerblog.com
    updated 07/17/10
    Watkins natural spices
    www.apinchofspices.com


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    bolivar Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7


    "koko" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:36:41 -0400, blake murphy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>jack schidt looks just about like the rascal you'd expect.
    >>
    >>your pal,
    >>blake

    >
    > And he's a good kisser to. ;-)
    >
    > koko


    Hmmmmmm, just what were you trying to cook up then, koko!?!?!? lol

    Boli



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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 01:15:15 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    <snip kind words>

    >My advice to those on the fence is this: Come to the cook-in. There are some
    >warm funny great cooks there, and good food aplenty. Above all, DON'T WORRY
    >about whether what you've cooked will be good enough or not: It *will* be
    >good enough -- and it's a good bet you'll discover new friends and new
    >dishes too.


    The whole reason I'm hosting the cook in is so I don't miss anything
    <g> Actually, I always have a nearly uncontrollable urge at cook ins
    to yell, "FOOD FIGHT!!!" and start whalin' on whatever comes to hand.
    Watching Koko cook is always a treat - she works like a dervish and
    looks like she got hit with a fire hose. And Christine has her nose in
    *everything* - she'll also go through all your cookbooks and the
    results are: she already owns about 95% of 'em.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    We've been talking about a [genteel] Southern smackdown for the cook
    in and I've been perusing recipes. In order to strike fear in my
    fellow cook-in-sters, lemme mention three words "cultured buttermilk
    powder."

    'Nuff said.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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  15. #15
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    Squeaks wrote:

    > We've been talking about a [genteel] Southern smackdown for the cook
    > in and I've been perusing recipes. In order to strike fear in my
    > fellow cook-in-sters, lemme mention three words "cultured buttermilk
    > powder."
    >
    > 'Nuff said.


    Oh yeah? Well, try THIS on for size!

    "Homemade butter."

    Bob




  16. #16
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 22:46:14 -0700, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >We've been talking about a [genteel] Southern smackdown for the cook
    >in and I've been perusing recipes. In order to strike fear in my
    >fellow cook-in-sters, lemme mention three words "cultured buttermilk
    >powder."
    >
    >'Nuff said.


    Why powder and not the real stuff?

    Whatchoo thinking of cooking, ma'am? I might need some buttermilk
    too...

    I made a lemon chess pie for Tammy's cook-in, so won't make that
    again. The pralines I make call for buttermilk, but I ain't using no
    powder for them.

    I will have to look and see if the peacakes I was thinking about use
    any...and the Jezebel sauce that goes with them. I know Bob T. was
    wowed by them...think I should do a reprise of them, Bob? I am
    thinking of making them smaller..

    I need to check and see if the country ham slices I have, from VA are
    still good. If they are, would that strike fear in y'all? Of course
    I have no idea of what I might use it for. If they are still good, I
    will let you all know, and maybe we can devise a good use for them.
    Maybe chop them up and put them in somethin'.....

    I just got a new cookbook-Real Cajun, by Donald Link. Hush
    Squeaks..you don't have that one. It has some really good looking
    food it it.

    Tammy isn't coming to this, is she? If she is..I will have to make
    some sort of congealed salad........

    Christine
    >
    >Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  17. #17
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:52:02 -0700, Terry Pulliam Burd
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >And Christine has her nose in
    >*everything* - she'll also go through all your cookbooks and the
    >results are: she already owns about 95% of 'em.


    And I gave you one last time!!!

    I saw one of my favorites in the bargain racks at Borders this week.
    If anyone that is going to be at the cook-in wants a copy, let me
    know. It's Simon Hopkinson's Roast Chicken and Other Stories, for
    something like $5. It's a great read..and some good recipes too.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  18. #18
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    Christine wrote:

    > I will have to look and see if the peacakes I was thinking about use
    > any...and the Jezebel sauce that goes with them. I know Bob T. was
    > wowed by them...think I should do a reprise of them, Bob? I am
    > thinking of making them smaller..


    Why change a thing? I thought the size was fine.


    > Tammy isn't coming to this, is she? If she is..I will have to make
    > some sort of congealed salad........


    ....with lots of mustard and Miracle Whip?

    Bob




  19. #19
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:12:52 -0700, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:52:02 -0700, Terry Pulliam Burd
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>And Christine has her nose in
    >>*everything* - she'll also go through all your cookbooks and the
    >>results are: she already owns about 95% of 'em.

    >
    >And I gave you one last time!!!


    Yes, you did! Molly Stevens' _All About Braising_ and I've used the
    heck out of it.
    >
    >I saw one of my favorites in the bargain racks at Borders this week.
    >If anyone that is going to be at the cook-in wants a copy, let me
    >know. It's Simon Hopkinson's Roast Chicken and Other Stories, for
    >something like $5. It's a great read..and some good recipes too.


    Knowing the extent of your cookbook collection, I'm thinkin' it's time
    for an intervention...

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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  20. #20
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Southern Cal Cook-in August 7

    On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:50:31 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >Squeaks wrote:
    >
    >> We've been talking about a [genteel] Southern smackdown for the cook
    >> in and I've been perusing recipes. In order to strike fear in my
    >> fellow cook-in-sters, lemme mention three words "cultured buttermilk
    >> powder."
    >>
    >> 'Nuff said.

    >
    >Oh yeah? Well, try THIS on for size!
    >
    >"Homemade butter."


    Grrrr!!! Wise guy! Why I oughta... (channeling The Three Stooges and
    don't anyone touch that line!!!)

    Terry "Hyperbole" Pulliam Burd

    --

    "If the soup had been as warm as the wine,
    if the wine had been as old as the turkey,
    and if the turkey had had a breast like the maid,
    it would have been a swell dinner." Duncan Hines


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