Joined Mar 30, 2011
Hello everyone. My name is Cami.  I am currently living in Colorado Springs, Co. I just recently moved here from South Korea.  My husband’s career has afforded me the opportunity to travel a bit, live in different cultures, and sample their foods.  Right now I am busy adjusting recipes to high altitude.

I joined Chef Talk a few weeks ago, and have been a “lurker,” while I got to know my way around the web site.  I grew up in the food industry. My family owned a private club in Salt Lake City, Utah.   The menu was simple with steaks and seafood; however the service and ambiance were great.  This is where I learned that great food isn’t the only thing that will bring in repeat customers! I have always loved food, cooking and entertaining.  I have had some formal culinary training at the Art Institute.  I move around a whole lot, which makes finishing my degree in Culinary Arts a bit of a challenge.  I currently do catering for family and friends. 

In my spare time I like to tend my garden, go on hikes, and read cookbooks. Cookbooks are my weakness. I just love to read them and try out the new recipes. My family is always willing to try the new recipes, and give me their opinions. Well, that is a little bit about me. I look forward to reading more of everyone’s posts, and getting to know you all better.
Joined Jan 5, 2007
Hello Cami - and welcome to Cheftalk.  I'm glad you have chosen to come out of lurker-dom and join in on the site!

We have members from around the globe and therefore threads regarding many cuisines - all of which make very interesting reading.  The articles, wikis, blogs, photographs and reviews are also worth taking some time to view.

Feel free to join in on any thread you find interesting, or start your own in the relevant forum.  The professional fora are read-only for those members not currently working in a culinary trade - but they make for interesting reading for those of us who can't post there!  You might be interested in our culinary students' forum.  Lots of info there, too.

I'm a sucker for new cookbooks, too.  This weekend I bought a new Bill Granger (he's an Aussie chef I much admire) and my husband bought me an updated 'Best of Elizabeth David' cookbook  for Mothering Sunday (the UK's 'Mother's Day', which was a couple of weeks ago).  I have upwards of 250 cookery books - and growing!
Joined Mar 30, 2011
Thanks for the welcome Ishbel.  What a great cookbook collection you have! I love hearing about others that share the same passion. Gosh I have never heard of Bill Granger.  Hmmm. I better search some of his books on Amazon. LOL Right now my collection is at 152. While I am still unpacking boxes I am pretty sure I have all of my cookbooks unpacked. Now I have to organize them again. Fortunately the little library by my house has a whole lot of cookbooks I haven't even read yet. I usually try to check a book out a couple of times before I buy it.  However, some books I just buy because I know they will be great.

I look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great day!

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