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    So much respect for you pros.

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    I work in an office setting where I'm the designated cookout guy. Beats me up to. Typically I dont want to eat after.

    But, I also worked on a fishing boat in Alaska processing pollack. Had to look at a candlelight fillet table for 16 hrs a day. Your body gets used to the motion and the angles.

    I find it amazing what people in the kitchen endure and the foods they make. Glad to have them around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianh View Post
    So much respect for you pros.
    Big plus 1!

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    I'm with Brianh!! I cook for those I love only.

    I appreciate those of you who love it and do it for far less than most would ever believe.


    “Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain
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    we're insane.

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    Yea. That too.
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    I'm hyper active and most cod I know are I can think of no other environment that gets me through my day I love it horrible hours and feeding the masses and ask that being said I wouldn't wish this life on my worst enemy

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    Its a mixture of loyalty to your coworkers. A desperation about making sure you've produced something good. An arrogance that you actually know what is best. And a belief that all the ********; lost hours of family and friends, self doubting, and just the slightest flame of hope that you've made a positive impact on the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hambone.johnson View Post
    In all seriousness; pro cooking, be it exec chef or sautée jockey, is much like being a pro athlete. It takes years of training to become mentally and physically strong to go to work everyday and take care of business. And like a pro athlete when you don't do it for a little while you relapse.
    Unlike pro athletes, we get paid ****, work injured, don't have a union, and our season is 365 days long.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    As in all professions, just because you do something doesn't make you special. What makes you special is what you do with it.

    I know a lot of DB cooks.

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