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Who Influenced You Most?

FrankD | Aug 31, 200903:16 AM

When I first started watching food shows, it was "The Galloping Gourmet" and "Wok with Yan". But, as I grew older, I stumbled on the writings of MFK Fisher, which opened up a whole new world of culinary ideas and concepts. I never had (thank the Lord) to resort to her "sludge", but I did partake vicariously in her many wonderful moments. With this summer's homage to Julia Child (every bit of deserved, IMHO), I wondered: who, among all the TV, book, magazine, etc. chefs influenced you the most?

I'll start by throwing in my number 3 and 4: Jeff Smith ("Frugal Gourmet") and James Barber (aka "Urban Peasant") . They taught me how to use under-appreciated and value priced ingredients to create great meals.

Martha Stewart? Meh...

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