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Really enjoyed the food at Eggtoberfest on Saturday. Thanks to all of you who cooked and worked the event. My question is why do you do it?
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3sheets said:Really enjoyed the food at Eggtoberfest on Saturday. Thanks to all of you who cooked and worked the event. My question is why do you do it?
Well, at an Eggfest, I am suddenly not the only one in the conversation passionate about some funny looking green grill!
Actually, the answers above are all great. For me, it is fun to cook for people and go way beyond what most folks thought possible with a "grill". To cook an inexpensive pork tenderloin to perfection and have someone tell you it is as good as any beef tenderloin they ever had is a blast. It is great to meet new folks from the forum and see those you met at the last cook--this year I got to meet and cook opposite @JRWhitee and his large group--fun group of guys. There also is an unwritten cooks rule--you provide samples through the backdoor and sidedoor to cooks in your immediate area--so you do get some samples. You learn stuff when cooking. You get to teach folks how to use the Egg--at both fests where I have cooked lots of folks say they struggle with pizza-- so I do everything on my pizza cooks (except making the dough which needs to done a day ahead, and I do preslice ingredients) in front of them so they can see it and go do it at home. You get to help first timers if they need it--on one side of me was first time cooks doing ABT's. I was glad to lend them my butter knife which easily cleans out ribs and seeds, and then quickly saw immediately they were doing prep cleanout of jalapenos without gloves--which is a "you'll pay for that later" situation, so glad to quickly supply them the necessary gloves.
Bottom line--if you haven't tried cooking, just go do it. My only regret--I was shorthanded due to home Clemson game and fact close family friend getting married that Saturday night and my family was tied up with that--so I had to hightail it out a little early to get back for the wedding and I did not really get to walk around once I started cooking. For GaMtnFest, trying to get a group of about 6 to 8 to cook on two eggs, that way we can work in shifts and have time to go sample too.
caliking said:@henapple - Ha! Be careful what you wish for. I'm yet to nail salmuon - tend to under or over cook it, but one of these days I'll get it
@henapple - Ha! Be careful what you wish for. I'm yet to nail salmuon - tend to under or over cook it, but one of these days I'll get it
henapple said: caliking said:@henapple - Ha! Be careful what you wish for. I'm yet to nail salmuon - tend to under or over cook it, but one of these days I'll get it
We'll, we could always just drink all day and let @travisstrick cook.
Real men can drink and cook. 8-}
Real men can drink and cook. 8-}
But can only do one of them superlatively at a time!
I think it'd be fun to cook. Lots of work, but fun.
Just a note to the new guys. You will be way ahead to cook, BUT only cook for an hour or two. Then spend the rest of the time meeting the other cooks.
I'm from North Carolina summer and Okeechobee Florida winter.
I'm only hungry when I'm awake!