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Hi! I'm a chef & foodist, adventurous and enthusiastic culinary instructor, organic gardener, master gardener, master naturalist, home canner, sausage maker, avid hunter/fisher & forager, trucker-talkin entertainer, tradition vs. "trendy", loves to mingle and explore culture & cuisines, peoples and places. I love to cook, taste, eat and talk "food".... what other reason for this group? What other reason to join? We all have something to learn from each other, to share, to explore and to discover, isn't it so much more fun to do it with others who enjoy indulging in the same passions in life? We will do it all together, cooking, classes, eating, outings, learning, sharing, communing.

Now that you know a bit of the directive, my passion for all things culinary as a chef, and my main vein - all you need to do is join me so we can hang out and cook, as I will teach different classes from ethnic foods to omelettes, do some home dinner get-togethers, wine tastings, theme nights, potlucks, recipe exhcanges, food-themed movie nights, market visits, demonstrations, and dining out at great restaurants, including those ethnic joints you've always wanted to try and get some culture, mingle and always welcome new members - this will be the order of the group.

Basically getting our Foodist Goove On!

It is for anyone, from all cultures, ethnicities,  backgrounds, experience and abilities. We all have something unique to offer and bring to the "table" to share with one another - welcome all food fans!

* Foodists - bona fide food fans — those who read food books, travel to food destinations, and taste obsessively, passionate about food and cooking, savors those little known 'neighborhood gems" and authentic ethnic joints - we are a collective of like-minded food worshipers. We breathe and sleep in order to eat and drink!! (This is us!!)

*'Foodie - a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads, one who seeks out trendy new restaurants, wines, and foods only to check them off a laundry list of places to see and be seen.

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat... the people who give you their food give you their heart".
~Cesar Chavez

Rules? Sure, why not ...  Attend your 1st event within 90 days, Host one within 6 months, pay dues!

     Show up to the events you sign up for (update your RSVP's according to event page specifics)

    This is not a "networking" group, and if you use my group to do so, I will expect you are offering FREE services and paying for my Meetup subscription!!

    Play nice in the sandbox and have a good time!

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