Hot Sauce and Cold Steel: Northeast, Mideast, Far East Cooking

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Gender MALE
Occupation educational consultant
Introduction Extensive cooking and travel in Europe, the Mid East, and the Far East changed my palate and concepts of pairings and presentation. Good cooking friends and a background in Biology and Chemistry give me a pretty good idea of how to hit a target preparation. I love cooking on the fly, whether to make a complex set piece or a minor culinary miracle out of what's on hand.
Interests my hobbies usually require serious thought and simple equipment: chess, origami, cartooning. I am the cook in my family; I know what I like to eat, and I like to experiment. This website contains some highs (beet dumplings), lows (burnt salmon) and interestings (fractal cheese). Please enjoy...
Favorite Movies Favorite food scene is in Country Man, when the fisherman feeds them after the plane crash.
Favorite Music Cooking music should be bouncy. It should chop, saute, whisk, keep you moving.
Favorite Books Terry Pratchett is my favorite author. He is definitely sensitive to the importance and cultural nuance of food ("No one makes a knuckle sandwich like your Ma")