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Who Do You Call For Culinary Advice?

Let's Dish: Who Do You Call For Culinary Advice?

At least once a week I receive a call, text, or email from a friend or family member asking for culinary advice. "What's a good Champagne to give as a gift?" "Can I make roast chicken in my new Le Creuset pan?" "Do you have any easy barbecued chicken recipe suggestions?" While I love answering their questions and am honored they look to me for guidance, I don't know it all. When I have a cooking question of my own, I call my dad or email YumSugar. They always help me out! Since everyone has a person they look to for help in the kitchen, I want to know: who is yours? Is it your mother? Your older sister? Your friend who happens to be the editor of an online magazine devoted to food?

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bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
My momma.......or google. :)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
My mom! But I call my parents for advice on most things.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I only ask my mom for things I know she makes a lot. Other than that.. I rely on myself. Or Martha Stewart or Chow.com
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Lately, I've been the one to hand out a few recipes! Lol. But if I ever need advice on Italian food (or I'm trying to re-create something I had when I was a kid), I'll call my mom. That's her forte! But anything else, not so much. She calls me an "adventurous" cook b/c I cook outside of what I was brought up with. I <3 her
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Mom. Also, a local high-end grocery chain has a free culinary hotline that is fantastic!
lawchick lawchick 7 years
Husband, Google or Joy of Cooking --- I'm not close to any really good cooks (other than my husband). A couple of people call me :)
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I used to always call my mom, until she passed away - she knew EVERYTHING about cooking and baking. Now I check with my dad (for baking questions - he's a crazy baker!) or my sister for cooking questions. Mostly I just try stuff on my own and hope it works!
brindey brindey 7 years
My grandmother. Unfortunately, I swear when cooking sometimes and Nana interrupts me with "pardon your French," which is her expression for "excuse your potty mouth."
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I call my mom if I want one of our family recipes, but more often than not I "call" google.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Always call my dad, he is the man! Such a grand cook.
Food Food 7 years
I ask you, too!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
one of my friends (I will call or email) usually - she is one of the best cooks I know, and she has lots of tips. My aunt is good too but she's too annoying to talk to sometimes.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
since i was the one who asked "Can I make roast chicken in my new Le Creuset pan?" clearly you're my go to person! thanks for all the tips! xxx
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