Lets Give Rick A Big Thanks

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Since today is the last day of the forum lets take a moment to thank Rick Bayless for spending an entire week with our community. Thank you Rick it really meant a lot to me that you took time out of your schedule to answer a few (ok a lot) of questions from our community. We hope you can stop back again in the future.
Joined Jul 14, 2005
Chef Bayless,
You are an inspiration to everyone in knowing, understanding, enjoying to eat as well cook everyday Mexican food.
Thank you for coming over to the forum and helping us out with our questions.
Joined Nov 20, 2000
I agree, thank you for your time. I look forward to getting your book(s) you have helped people learn that there is more to Mexican cooking than tacos etc (Though it's hard to beat an Alaskan Halibut Taco:lips: ).
Best of luck and health in your future.
Joined Aug 15, 2004
Muchas gracias por su ayuda. Su "posts" esta muy intersante y yo puedo ir a Chicago, voy a su restorantes.

Joined Nov 6, 2004
Thanks so much for taking the time to share this past week with us...I know we are all very grateful. I'm also looking forward to eating at one of your restaurants come summer time. Although I haven't yet decided which one :confused:

enjoy the music!

Joined Mar 10, 2005
Oh yes, thank you so so much Chef Bayless for answering all our questions! Your thoughts and advice will be cherished!!
Joined Aug 29, 2000
Chef Bayless,

Thank you for the lessons on Mexican food and for your graciousness in answering our many questions.

Yo le deseo paz,
Joined Aug 16, 2005
Thank you for taking your time to answer all of our questions. I learned a lot about mexican cooking from the postings on this forum. I am looking forward to visiting Frontera Grill this summer when I go to Chicago.:lips:

Joined Sep 10, 2005
I second everything that was said. Great job Chef Bayless! Come back soon we enjoyed having you here. I will never look at Mexican the same way agian.


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Joined Mar 29, 2002
It was a great pleasure. Thanks for the time in your busy schedule.

Joined Jan 14, 2006
Thank you for your understated sense of humor and your abundant knowledge on all that is great. For those who have yet to experience Poblano peppers roasting in a cage - 50lbs at a time, you have not experienced anything. The smell of fresh roasting chilies is an experience that is second only to those shared with your lover. I have often thought of moving to Hatch, New Mexico to be closer to the fire that kisses the chiles. For those of you that have been inspired by Rick, but have yet to experience the dishes at Frontera Grill or Tompolobampo, do yourself a favor and beg, borrow, steal or file bankruptcy in order to strap yourself into a seat at either restaurant and enjoy the ride. I highly recommend any seviche that is on the menu. If the trio is there, do not look at any other appetizer, just order it. Consider yourself a better cook, chef or human being for taking part in the experience of professional Mexican cuisine prepared by the masters. I know that Rick is not the sole prep cook, line cook and expediter in the kitchen, but he is the driving influence that keeps the line going out the door every night of the year. Do yourself a favor and book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn and walk over to Frontera at about 4:30-5:00pm, stand in line with the other "groupies" and listen to the stories of those dedicated patrons who come back day after day and year after year to experience the best Mexican food in the Nation. Stay the night and head back the next day for another meal. Forget the likes of Chuck Trotter and the Blackbird known as nevermore, for the only restaurant in town is that with the name of Frontera.
Thank you Rick for inspiring the masses and showing the world that Mexican cuisine is a force to be reckonned with. I have eaten at Frontera many times and cannot tell you the money spent on each meal, but I can recite what I ate, in which order and how I felt after eating--Lucky.
la cocina para gobernar el mundo
Joined Feb 19, 2004
Thank you Chef Bayless. I appreciate the time you took to answer our questions, and I look forward to continuing to admire your presence on the American cooking scene.

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