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Weekend Cook in Canada
When I have time on a weekend and have planned things out, there is nothing I'd rather do than prepare a great meal. Rarely do I test a recipe before serving it first to guests - I might if it is Indian cuisine or complicated foods that I need to develop some skill for. Even when I've found the perfect recipe, I still like to try new things; experiment with new flavours. I've been able to create from recipes, enough interesting meals that I rarely feel that I'm better served in a restaurant -- well definitely not chains. I really enjoy having friends over who think they are coming over just for the company and 'food' - and it turns out to be one of the best meals they have ever had -- satisfying for me; and surpised and enjoyed by them. I'm a CFO during the day - and I enjoy it immensely - but if I had money to burn and all the time in the world to do it, I'd open some form of food fair. I'd sell Ontario wines and local produce; offer cooking courses; sell amazing gourmet antipastos and oils and vinegars and prepared sauces/marinades - and just enjoy the happy faces that would come in to try more. It would be fun.