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What happened to cooking old school? A lot of people these days say that cooking isn’t what it used to be? Well, with everyone pushing the limits on what we cook and how we cook it, no wonder we have strayed farther from the true meaning of cooking. Take a look at some of the food that's made these days. It should make you think. Goat cheese foam? It's not even cheese anymore at that point. So why call it that? It's a foam that's goat cheese flavored. Not to mention this whole deconstructed phase. Fuck it. People want an...

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Let’s say you are driving down the highway one day, heading to work. When suddenly everything around you poofs in a flash and you are surrounded by a whole new world and car. What would you do? Wouldn’t you freak the fuck out?

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One beautiful day many years ago, I was in my office donning a pair of sunglasses. I picked up my bag, slung it over my shoulder, and walked out of the shop as quickly as possible. Aside from a covert wave to my employees as I passed, I tried to avoid eye contact with anyone...

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Have you ever sat back and wondered what kind of story a plate of food can tell?

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Have you ever been an outcast? Have you been excluded from a bonding moment, and had a brief moment of sheer terror feeling like you don't fit in?

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