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So, who do think is the best cook on CP?

Devil Doc

When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back
I used to think it was me, followed by AVB. But now, It's got to be Nihon Ni. That SOB can cook. I suspect he could make C-rats taste good. Now no one can cook Italian food better than me, but that Jarhead can put together some outstanding food. I'd be interested in what you all thought.

Doc
 

jfields

Where did all my money go?
I’ve been to Rob’s house for dinner, and even though it was a simple meal, it was impressive to watch him work. Some of the meals he makes don’t even make it on here. His wife post them on Facebook. They’re all impressive!

My top three:
1. Nihon_Ni
2. Devil Doc
3. Whylieineedacigar

Disclaimer: i’ve never seen Docs food pictures ever posted, but I grew up on my Italian grandmother, and great grandmother’s cooking, so I know what that old-school Italian cooking can be like. Apparently, it was even better when the men in the family cooked. I never got to try that unfortunately. I often find myself thinking “Oh! I bet that was good” when he post about what he made for dinner.
 
There's a lot of grillmeisters and great cooks on here, but when it comes to pulling out the "ZOMG why do you not have a restaurant named after you?" Instagram food porn .... Nihon Ni's the man.

~Boar
 

Devil Doc

When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back
I’ve been to Rob’s house for dinner, and even though it was a simple meal, it was impressive to watch him work. Some of the meals he makes don’t even make it on here. His wife post them on Facebook. They’re all impressive!

My top three:
1. Nihon_Ni
2. Devil Doc
3. Whylieineedacigar

Disclaimer: i’ve never seen Docs food pictures ever posted, but I grew up on my Italian grandmother, and great grandmother’s cooking, so I know what that old-school Italian cooking can be like. Apparently, it was even better when the men in the family cooked. I never got to try that unfortunately. I often find myself thinking “Oh! I bet that was good” when he post about what he made for dinner.
First of all, I don't do pictures. I have neither the time or inclination. You can believe it or not.
People don't realize and the French certainly wouldn't admit it, but classic French cuisine was started by Italian cooks. In the 16th century Catherine di Medici, the daughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent, married the King of France. The food was so bad at that time in France that Catherine couldn't stand it. So she brought in her own cooks from Florence, and that is how French cooking started. Screw the French.:D It took Italians to straighten them out.:cool:

Doc
 

Nihon_Ni

真喜志友幸
Wow, I don't know what to say. I'm sure Wkoti has the edge on all of us.

I enjoy good food, and I have been on a journey to learn to cook for most of my life.

I learned to cook over a campfire when I was a Boy Scout. It's hard to call that cooking though. One night we made baloney stew out of the left over cold cuts, and it was so bad the dog wouldn't even eat it. All the adults tried to tell us how good it was, but the kid on KP realized why it was so bad -- we had burned a hole through the pot!

My Mom gave me a cookbook and a few lessons before I went to college. On the second date with the hottest girl I met in college, I made her turkey chili and (instant) "cheesecake." During dinner she told me she didn't like turkey or cheesecake. I didn't tell her what was in the chili and I took the "cheesecake" home. I finally fessed up after we were married, and now she makes the real cheesecake.

For years after we were married, I'd watch cooking shows on PBS on Saturdays then go to the grocery store and buy the things to make what I had just seen. Sometimes dishes would turn out, but once I made a low-fat quiche and we invited the neighbors over to taste the results -- we took one bite and ordered a pizza. I've learned the most about cooking from Jacques Pepin back in the days before celebrity chefs were a thing that he helped create. In more recent years, Good Eats, No Reservations, Top Chef and Master Chef have inspired me to continue the journey.

Living in Japan for seven years gave me ample opportunity to expand my cooking skills. Food there is an art and how it looks is just as important as how it tastes; it's enjoyed by the eyes before it's eaten. I also realized that things were good if they weren't sweet or savory, but there was a whole spectrum of flavors and textures available to me. In Okinawa, goya (a local version of Chinese Bitter Melon) was the most prevalent vegetable and chocked full of vitamins and iron. I learned to appreciate it for what it was rather than something that was comfortable to me. I started to focus on why things tasted good or bad.

For a while I thought about going to culinary school when I retired from the Marine Corps. I didn't want to take up the profession; I just wanted to up my home game. But as I started to formulate a plan for transitioning out of the service and into civilian life I realized it wasn't the smartest thing to go to culinary school at that time. As it was, I was moving back from a foreign country, I didn't have a job, or a house, or a car; it wasn't really the right opportunity to take time to go to cooking school.

A couple years ago for my wife's birthday, I asked her to invite five girlfriends and I made them dinner inspired by Iron Chef America, where the secret ingredient was the egg. I started cooking after work on Thursday, and on Sat night I served a different course every 15 minutes, for a total of eight courses. Every course came with a wine or other cocktail and featured a different egg, from caviar to duck eggs, and I think I shared a picture of the main entree on CP. By the end of the dinner, the girls were drunk and I was exhausted.

I had to go back through the "What's on your plate today?" thread to see what I'd shared with you guys. Some of the photos aren't there anymore, but I remember every dish. I can see my journey though those photos.
 
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kona1000

Scotchead!
I’ve won some local chef Competitions. In my old location.
I’d put my Cesar salad up against anybody!!
 

AVB

Jesus of Cool, I'm bad, I'm nationwide
If you are asking about who can cook the best overall - it ain't me and I'm not in the running. If you ask about particular items then I might be considered for one or two things - depends if you are feeling generous or not.
Just by posts without actually eating anything he made I'd have to go with Nihon_Ni also.
 

Tall Paul

"insecure little bitch"
I see CJ’s wife post on FB he is living the farming life with a new baby girl.

As for the best cooks I do enjoy seeing @whylieineedacigar post picks of his food. Looks like Michael can cook!

Cheers
 
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