Grinner We're not chefs, heaven forbid! We're a pack of foodies who enjoy dinner table conversation, not to say the occasional argument about entirely non-food related topics. What distinguishes this group is the generally tolerant and civilized tone - as a rule trolls are just ignored and ill mannered people are frozen out if they won't take a few heavy-handed hints. Note that I say "generally"...
This is a good place to get practical advice and tried and true recipes. However, you have to watch out for American terminology and ingredients.
I'm from Melbourne. After nearly 30 years of home cooking I'm an old foodie and tired. I enjoy cooking but I'm increasingly given to keeping it simple. Perish the thought of a return to the 1980s when we were all attempting to outdo each other with fiddly time consuming stuff that belonged in restaurants.
Nothing wrong with basic fare. I have a repertoire of things I have cooked so often that I don't need to refer to a recipe. I'm not much given to stir fries but we usually have a roast once a week. I rarely bake - if I made cakes and biscuits we'd only eat them, and we've reached the age where that's not good for the waistline! I love this time of year because I enjoy slow-cooked things. This weekend it's steak and kidney, yum!
Are most people here chefs etc 193
Grinner I don't generally watch TV cooking shows, apart from Iron Chef. I think I might have seen Huey in action at some stage. Let me make myself feel really ancient...