Hello From NC

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Hello From NC

Just a quick "hello" I'm so happy I found the podcast and this website a couple months ago it really helped me get my passion for cooking back. I spent 10 years as kitchen manager at my last job and it had me pretty burnt out and thinking I wanted to get out of the industry. Good news is I start a new Kitchen Manager job in 2 weeks I can't wait to see what the future holds at the new restaurant an Irish Pub which will be a nice change from the Coastal Maine Seafood restaurants I've been cooking in for the last 16 years. I'm excited to learn from everyone here and to find people with similar passion and interest in great food!


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jacob burton
Joined: 2015-05-25 20:37

Hey Seth, welcome to Stella Culinary!

This industry can get the best of you sometimes, but it's always important to try and remember why you fell in love with cooking in the first place. A change of venue can do wonders, as well as networking with like minded people who are passionate about food and fight the same battles you do. You've come to the right place.

Good luck with the new gig and please keep us up to date.


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Joined: 2011-06-20 19:10

G'day Seth. Nice to hear from you.

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Joined: 2011-06-20 19:10

G'day Seth. Nice to meet you.

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Thanks guys very glad to be here!

Zalbar's picture
Joined: 2011-05-16 06:20

hey Seth, good to meet you. Hope to hear some fun stories soon!

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Wisconsin Limey

Sprockets was a great skit on SNL.  welcome!


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Thanks Zalbar this Industry sure is a breeding ground for crazy stories never a dull moment!
LOL Limey I had forgotten about that! One of my old food service reps started calling me that several years ago and it just kinda stuck!

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Joined: 2011-05-16 04:52

@Limey: Land shark.

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so just wanted to post this Puttanesca sauce. 

Man it is such a great dish. Lovely change of pace from the common sweet sauce. 

 Doesn't look like much But it makes the house smell like the sea and it sure is good. 

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I'm currently listening to your newest - SCS 032. In my podcast app (Doggcatcher), I have your feed set to keep all episodes. And I just noticed that I had only 31 episodes.

So I checked the episode listings on the website to try to find the missing episode and saw that their is apparently no episode 030!

While that resolved the discrepency between the numbering of the episodes and the number of episodes I have saved, it made me curious:

What happened to episode 030?

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Hello one and all, 


I have just finished watching the pan seared salmon video on YouTube - thank you Chef Jacob and read the associated show notes.      

I was wondering if you served salmon as a main - what sort of sides and/or  vegetables could I serve it with?  Thank you for your time.   

I see that you used seseme seeds and some herbs that I am unfamiliar with.     

Just thinking about my vegetarian friend who only eats fish, chicken and turkey.  I thought salmon might be a good thing to serve.   


Thanking you :-) 


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So my question is this


I have friends who are coming for dinner - and I usually do dumplings with pork mince, however she does not eat pork.  I posted this picture on facebook earlier today, and she asked for the recipe which is :

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I have friends coming for dinner in a couple of weeks, and the lady eats vegetarian dishes mainly but she also enjoys chicken and fish dishes.   

Her husband - eats anything and everything.  

What is your favourite chicken or fish dish - something that presents well on the plate.   

It is the end of summer in NZ - so - if you could think about that in your reply.   I would be interested in trying something new.  

She is an accomplished cook - and usually serves many little dishes when they host.   I would be very interested in hearing from you.  

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