United States Chef
Dave McFarland Profile
Love to create or modify recipes. I use the MasterCook program. It's great. I have many recipes, under my belt. No pun intended. I was blessed with having a mother, who was an awesome cook, and loved to experiment. She was a master in the art of using spices. Both grandmothers were awesome cooks, also. One was of German background, and the other was Irish/Welsh. My wife is from China, and is a great Chinese cook. I cook Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Mexican, Irish, Russian, Polish, American, and some Japanese. I love sweets, but I'm not a baker. My favorite things I like to cook with, are Shrimp, Crab, Clams, giant Prawn, Salmon, fresh Lobster, Rib-eyes, Chicken, fresh Cod, Chinese veg., Chuck roasts, anything Sweet-n-Sour, BBQ Ribs, and Casseroles. I have over 580 recipes of my creation, or modification. I'm a great editor of recipes, and know how to write one that's easy to read and follow. My other interests are Inventing, Computers, Electronics, Math, Physics, Music, Home design(CAD), Photography (we give photo-ops to China, twice a year, limit 16- our Web site is "ZHOUSU.US"), Astronomy, Camping, and Mushroom hunting. I'm sure I forgot many more interests. I'm retired, so I can do anything or go anywhere I want to, these days. Most of my friends are inventors, scientists, computer building and programmers, and love to cook, or just love good food. I have two friends who are professional chefs, and one owns a famous restaurant in the area. This is enough for know. Dave
Wife, Mother, and both Grandmothers. I also have two professional chefs as friends.
- The Joy of Cooking, and the America's Test Kitchen series. For a beginner - The Joy of Cooking.
- I tend not to rely on cookbooks, because I find most of what I want on the internet.
Chefs I recommend
- Mario Batali (New York, NY)
- His dad has a place in Seattle
- Capriel Pence (Portland, OR)
- Her place is Capriel's Café. Her husband John is a great cook, also. Both graduated from the CIA in N.Y.
- Jin Hafana (Portland, OR)
- Close friend, retired Sous Chef from the London Bar & Grill
- Giada de Laurentis (Los Angeles, CA)
- Great cook, and would love to meet some day. I love her energy.
- Carole & Mike Modjeski (Sandy, OR)
- Close friends & owns Clamity Jane's restaurant
- Paula Deen (GA)
- Love to watch her cook.
Restaurants I Recommend
- Tad's Chicken & Dumplins (Troutdale, OR)
- Try the Sauted Chicken Livers in Mushroom gravy, and a giant Dumplin on the side.
- Calamity Jane's (Sandy, OR)
- On the way to Mt. Hood.on Hwy 26
- Kornblatt's Deli (Portland, OR)
- Great Reuben's & pickles
- London Grill (Portland, OR)
- One of the best steakhouses in Portland.
- Sport's Page (Beaverton, OR)
- Great breakfasts, all day long.
- Legin (Portland, OR)
- Great authentic Chinese food.
- Gustav's (Portland, OR)
- Best fondue & German food.
- Escape from New York (Portland, OR)
- Best Pizza in town
- El Ranchito (Lake Oswego, OR)
- Best Mexican place in the area.
- Mandarin Cove (Portland, OR)
- Great Chinese place.
- Gyro Gyro (Portland, OR)
- Awesome Gyro sandwiches
- Old Spaghetti Factory (Portland, OR)
- Have the Spaghetti w/ Clam sauce, or Spaghetti w/ Mizithra cheese
- Tillamook Ice Cream parlor (Lake Oswego, OR)
- Some of the best ice cream on the planet.
- Voula's Off Shore Cafe (Seattle, WA)
- Great food
- Pilot Butte Drive In (Bend, OR)
- The best Burgers in Oregon
- Texas Roadhouse (Reno, NV)
- Great steaks
- Gold N' Silver Inn (Reno, NV)
- Awesome food.
- Scooner Or Later (Long Beach, CA)
- Awesome food.
- Stage Door Deli (New York, NY)
- The best sandwiches in the World - The Reuben, to die for.
- The New York Deli (New York, NY)
- Awesome food.
- Humdinger (Portland, OR)
- Great burgers, and the largest variety of Milk Shakes. Wow.
- Maiko - Japanese (Beaverton, OR)
- Great tempura