Let's introduce ourselves and get to know one another better

I visit Germany every year and do the same. Contrary to what most people say about this country I always find something new and interesting on each trip.

Glad you’ve finally joined us here!

  1. Where are you? Southern Oregon coast. Born in Mo. learned to walk in Texas, grew up in California, lived in Nevada & Washington before finding my forever home here.

  2. What food-related topic are you most passionate about, that you want people to ask you about and you can’t stop talking about it? Anything food related, I love to cook.

  3. What’s a great food experience you have had. I’ve been around a long time. Too many to list, from early childhood memories of sitting on the front step in the sunhine eating a bowl of Cheerios to last years succulent, briny oysters at Bouchon. I’m going to Europe next spring with my sister and I plan to add any more.

  4. A little tidbit about you.
    I made fuel rods for nuclear reactors. I love music and books. Another murder mystery fan, especially British authors. Oh, and gin.


currymouth, I’m heading to Lisboa end of the year/beginning of 2016 for a couple weeks. I’d love to hear about your food crawl. do you have it written up somewhere, or can I email you, if it’s not too much of an imposition?


Please by all means…

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sent you a message, thank you!

  1. Cheshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

  2. Local foods

  3. Dinner at the Fat Duck - then ranked #2 in the world (if you give any credence to the San Pelli. awards)

  4. Retired employee of a government agency. When I’m not eating, cooking, thinking about, buying food, I now find time to research and write about the Great War. The two passions are combined, as here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bully-Beef-Biscuits-Food-Great/dp/1473827450


Cool book!! I see you must really admire the author, you chose a handle so closely resembling his name. Kind of me and my hero, that guy Jr. from Chow, gosh I admire that guy. :wink:

Is that Hartley.s only published work or are there more?

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I have yet to be accused of declining publicity.

So, yes, there are more. More specialised than the food book - histories of two battalions of the Manchester Regiment during the war. I became interested in its 6th Battalion when I was researching the men commemorated on my borough’s war memorials (http://www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/). And Grandad Tom served with its 17th Battalion, so i had to write that one as well. Amazon UK (and possibly the US site) will find you both. And I’m just about to start writing a history of the 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment - my local Territorial battalion during the war (similar to an American National Guard unit).

By the by, I’m also an admirer of that Jr guy. Wish he’d join up here.


Good stuff my man, good luck.


San Francisco

I strive to be a better home cook, prefer restaurants that serve exquisite home cooking with really fresh vegetables. I do not like ultra fancy restaurant dishes like sea urchin with pine twigs.

My favorite meal is Marcella Hazan’s fresh pasta lasagna Bolognese but it’s a lot of work; wish someone would make it for me.

I miss jfood’s great advice; is he on here?

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I forgot to add: I believe in sharing recipes. Too many people never got favorite recipes from relatives and they were lost forever.

A favorite meal is Thanksgiving. I’ve finally learned how to make it pretty well. Just have not gotten the Parker House Rolls perfect.

I love to travel and think Anthony Bourdain has the perfect job.


My previously read posts are not collapsing. Aren’t they supposed to?

Thanks for clarifying that Steve.

Which part?

The part about how to tell which post one is replying to.


I reckon it’s easiest if folk do it this way.

Highlight a relevent section of the post you want to reply to. Click on the “quote reply” and type away as normal. Simples.


I also found you can reply to multiple posts/people all within one quote response which is helpful.

how do you do that btw? I can add that to the quote reply sticky tip.

Simply highlight the text and you get the “quote reply” again each time.