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Self taught, but want to get better

post #1 of 13
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Hello everyone,
My name is Charles and I am from Texas. Traveled around in the military for many years, tasting the fine foods of other cultures. I have lived in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Hawaii and Japan. I have also traveled to Scotland, England, France, Germany, Switzerland and Alaska, plus most of the lower 48 states. I try to use cooking/smoking methods I have seen others use. Some of them turn out great and some not so great. The best food I have encountered was by friends I made in Hawaii. The Hawaiians, Samoans and people from Guam filled my belly on many occasions. I am self taught and hope to learn from the people on this site. I hope only to get better with your help. So far, I can do a fairly good job with ham, Italian sausage, sirloin steak and chicken. Would love to learn to do more. NO FISH OR SEAFOOD OF ANY TYPE!! I'm allergicicon_sad.gif. Thanks for your time and hope to hear from you. Any advise or tips are most welcome. Thanks...Charles
post #2 of 13
welcome , glad your here... I also have partied and bbqed with chamoans( Guam Natives), they are a great people and they do consider bbq a bit dif then most of us. But it was all fantastic... again welcome.
post #3 of 13
Welcome to the site Charles the world traveler much to be learned here. Try taking Jeff's 5 day course to start with. Alot of very knowledgeable people around that are willing to help. Have Fun
post #4 of 13
Welcome to SMF Charles!
post #5 of 13
Hey Charles...welcome to SMF. Lots of diverse knowledge here, and perhaps you can add as well as learn!
post #6 of 13
Welcome to SMF! Lots of the folks here are ready and willing to share their experience, so don't be shy about asking questions. icon_smile.gif

I look forward to hearing what you have to share from your varied experiences.
post #7 of 13
Charles: Welcome aboard and glad to have ya!
post #8 of 13
Welcome to the site Charles.............Great poeple and great info here.......
post #9 of 13
Welcome aboard Charles, and thank you for serving your country.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif There is alot to learn here, and it can be quite addicting!
post #10 of 13
welcome to smf is a great site, lotsa info here. ck out the older threads as well!!!
post #11 of 13
Welcome to SMF, and am waiting for q-views of some of your work.
post #12 of 13
welcome aboard charles yes great bbq where you have described-but don't leave out south-north carolina and TEXAS-thats bbq! glad to have ya.
post #13 of 13
Welcome to the forum Charles.
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