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Luis J

Hello from Guadalajara, México

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Hi...

 

My name is Luis Jiménez, I'm 43 years old and I'm very happy to join this community, I've been here before, but only as a lurker and I just decided to take the plunge and  become a member. I like to cook and I like to learn, so, this seems to be the right place to be.

I've been cooking professionally for the past 25 years and I'm the author of a book called "Pero querías ser chef..." (only in Spanish but hopefully soon in English too), I'm a blogger too but my main thing is to run the kitchen of a 200 seat restaurant in my home town, and as you know that is overwhelming sometimes but very rewarding too when things run smooth...wich is not easy, and I have to confess, as we say in the cooking world: "I'm in the weeds" more often than not.

I'm a chef but I prefer to be considered a cook because that is what got me in the kitchen, my love for cooking and the love for the food that my mother cooked for me and our family.

I like to sharpen my knives, to cook on the charcoal grill, the wok and the griddle, but also to cook with technology like rational ovens, thermocirculators and thermomix too.

I'm an avid reader, a curious, and friendly guy that loves photography and motorcycling too.

I'll be reading and learning as much as I can from you all, and if there is a question that I can answer correctly, I'll do so very gladly.

 

Best regards from México amigos!

 

 

 

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Welcome, Luis!  It's nice to see another lurker come out of the shadows.  You probably know already how the forums are structured and how to use them, but if you need assistance feel free to contact me or another of the hosts.  Look around and join the conversations, when your busy schedule allows!  

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What are the specialties at your restaurant? Please tell us about them, and it!

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6 hours ago, Smithy said:

Welcome, Luis!  It's nice to see another lurker come out of the shadows.  You probably know already how the forums are structured and how to use them, but if you need assistance feel free to contact me or another of the hosts.  Look around and join the conversations, when your busy schedule allows!  

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome Smithy, and for sure I'll be participating! 

Best regards!

 

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2 hours ago, kayb said:

What are the specialties at your restaurant? Please tell us about them, and it!

Hi Kay...My kitchen and it's menu? ...that's a long story! :D

Talento restaurant is 15 years old and it started as a 60 seat THAI restaurant. I spent six months in Thailand and when I came back I opened the restaurant with my partners, the restaurant did very well and we moved to a bigger place... in this new location we started getting more families as customers, not only people looking for fine dining, so, I got a charcoal grill (Argentinian style) and I added to the menu beef cuts and burgers...O.o and it was a success for a while, then we moved to an even bigger location and now I cook traditional Mexican too... but the problem is that a lot of people still craves many menu items from the very opening, so now I just call the place "an international cuisine restaurant"9_9 because: how can you call a place where there are phad thais, wok sauted food, Argentinian beef cuts, burgers...and Mexican food in the menu?:o

 

Thanks a lot for the question Kay and best regards from México! :)

Luis

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Welcome, Luis. I'm so glad to see you joined us. Mexican food is one of my absolute favorite. My husband and I spent some time in Guadalajara, and we loved it. It's a beautiful city with wonderful people.  I'm sorry that we didn't find your restaurant while we were there. My husband has since passed away but I hope to return to Guadalajara someday with my grandson and show him the city that we loved.

I hope that while you are learning from everyone here that we may also learn from you. Guadalajara has one regional favorite that I have been trying to copy for years. In the near future I will definitely be asking you about that.

Por ahora, bienvenido. Vivo en Costa Rica. Estamos casi vecinos. Con mucho gusto de conocerle.

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On 5/2/2018 at 4:25 PM, Tropicalsenior said:

Welcome, Luis. I'm so glad to see you joined us. Mexican food is one of my absolute favorite. My husband and I spent some time in Guadalajara, and we loved it. It's a beautiful city with wonderful people.  I'm sorry that we didn't find your restaurant while we were there. My husband has since passed away but I hope to return to Guadalajara someday with my grandson and show him the city that we loved.

I hope that while you are learning from everyone here that we may also learn from you. Guadalajara has one regional favorite that I have been trying to copy for years. In the near future I will definitely be asking you about that.

Por ahora, bienvenido. Vivo en Costa Rica. Estamos casi vecinos. Con mucho gusto de conocerle.

Thanks a lot for all your kind words Tropicalsenior...I'm very sorry about your husband, I'm sure that he was a great person. And please, if you come to Guadalajara in the future, let me know, I'll be more than happy to say hi and share a bottle of wine and some traditional Mexican dishes with you.

Best regards from México and mucho gusto de conocerte! :D

Luis

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Welcome, Luis!  I'm looking forward to your contribution.  I, too, lurked for a long time before I joined.  

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11 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Welcome, Luis!  I'm looking forward to your contribution.  I, too, lurked for a long time before I joined.  

Hi Kim...

So much interesting information in this site... really mind blowing! Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words! :) 

Best regards!

Luis

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