Shaun

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Gender Male
Industry Law
Location presently: Auckland, New Zealand
Introduction My angelheart Eric and I love cold climes. There is something inexplicably comforting about listening to the rain beat against the windows, the wind howl, and the clouds darken as all is aglow in the kitchen. Cold-weather cooking and entertaining inspire me. It is only since 2006 that I have really ventured into the kitchen - before then I shook the cocktails, chose the wine and made the occassional dessert. I found "my calling" while working on an honours dissertation in international relations whilst living in the US (from late 2001-early 2007); the kitchen has since become an environment in which to completely disconnect from academia. I am still finding my way through the kitchen - with the help of an acquired mass of cookery books. I would like to make the most of the seasonal produce available in Southern California and New Zealand to explore the endless possibilities of creating sustaining and occassionally decadent dishes. It is my hope to connect with other foodies who I hope will comment on my kitchen endeavours (and give advice!). Feel free to e-mail me: kitchenaglow AT yahoo DOT com.
Interests cooking and entertaining, reading, films, coffee in the morning
Favorite Movies The Grifters, The Wings of the Dove, Three Colours: Blue, Dangerous Liaisons, Wild Reeds, The Letter, Distant Lights, The Inheritance, Double Indemnity, Brokeback Mountain, Howards End
Favorite Music Alison Moyet, Margaret Urlich, Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Scissor Sisters, Kate Bush, Seal, Erykah Badu, Texas, Al Green, The Strawpeople, Duke Ellington, Mylene Farmer, Amy Winehouse, Mika, Goldfrapp
Favorite Books Nigella Lawson "How to Eat", Nigella Lawson "Feast", Nigel Slater "The Kitchen Diaries", Claudia Roden "The New Book of Middle Eastern Food", Ina Garten "Barefoot Contessa Parties!", Tyler Florence "Tyler's Ultimate", Suzanne Goin "Sunday Suppers at Lucques", Kate Fay and Jeremy Turner "Cibo: Food with Attitude", Tamasin Day-Lewis "Tamasin's Kitchen Bible", Tamasin Day-Lewis "Simply the Best", Claudia Roden "The Book of Jewish Food", Rick Bayless "Mexican Everyday", Lidia Mattichio Bastianich "Lidia's Family Table", Gary Rhodes "The Cookery Year", Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall "The River Cottage Meat Book", Diana Henry "Roast Figs Sugar Snow", Diana Henry "Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons"

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