A What If...


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Joined Mar 29, 2002
What if you could have your favorite chef cook your home meals for a year, for free. You don't have to pay for it. Every meal, all year, snacks too. You don't get to watch, talk with or learn from him/her.

Could you stay out of your kitchen and cooking for that?

I like to think I could, but I suspect it would get to me in a few months. I guess I have to say, NO.

Joined May 26, 2001
Good question. My answer: only if something terrible happened to me so that I couldn't cook. :cry: And I'd rather not be in a situation like that. so, NO WAY. :D

Besides, how could I possibly pick one favorite chef? I mean, there's Cape Chef, and Kuan, and Greg, and Pete, and Momoreg, and MBrown, and Panini, and and and ... everyone else here! ;)
Joined Jul 28, 2001
I would have NO PROBLEMS with that. Heck, It would be like hitting the lottery!!!!!
Ya know I would even go for salmon,bagel and a smear left in the frig Sat. night so he or she could have Sunday mornings off.
Joined Jul 31, 2000

This is a great question....

But for me, I couldn't do it.

Perhaps for a week (like a vacation) but then I enjoy the kitchen to much.

The fact that I couldn't watch or learn from him/her also makes me lean to a big fat NO ;)


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Joined Oct 7, 2001
I could have my favorite chef cook for me for a year (****, I cook everyday anyway), but I don't think I could stay out of the kitchen, it is just too much of a focal point to our families lives. It seems, no matter how small some of my kitchens have been, that everyone eventually ends up socializing in the kitchen.
Joined Apr 19, 2001
No way, couldn't do it - I love to watch people cook as much as I love cooking itself!


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Joined Jun 11, 2001
My favourite chef happens to be Sara Moulton :D :D


Joined Dec 4, 2001
Ordinarily I would say I couldn't do it. Cooking (whether practicing it, watching it or talking about it) it too much a part of my being. However, I work at a cooking school so I could have my favorite chef cook at home and get my cooking fix at work :) :bounce:

It would be really hard to choose a chef though. Maybe Charlie Trotter.

Joined Mar 4, 2000
Would I have to wake the chef up to make my coffee at 5 am? He might as well feed the baby then, and let me sleep!:D
Joined Jul 28, 2001
Ok, so I'm the only one who would jump at this? What does that mean? Do I need help? a shrink?
If it's my favorite chef and I have all the confidense in the world that he or she will be clean and not poison me or serve items I don't like Man!!! I'd love to sit and enjoy and try to figure out just how,why and what he used to create it.
I ususally order this way in a restaurant where I trust the chef.
"just have him make something really nice for me"
I can get my cooking or baking fix elsewhere.
I'm still in for a year. Who's coming? I would prefer someone with a wide range who isn't locked into any one style.
Joined Jul 24, 2001
:blush: Oooooops! Sorry !

Well after serious thoughts and after remembering who I am - the re-carnation of Athenaeus of Naukratis , I say yes!
I'd love to experience that :)

So, it makes two of us, panini
Joined Mar 12, 2001
I think it would be very interesting to see what other outlets I funneled my personality through, if there was no cooking for a year.
I think I would go stir crazy for a while, but maybe after that I would become a more balanced individual!
God forbid if it means more time on the internet!
Joined Aug 11, 2000
Ok....Alice Waters it is. I can still run the market right? And I can still personal chef right? And um how would she find me to feed me....sounds like coolers in the car....hope she can make sushi.
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