United States Chef
Marlin Rinehart Profile
I have no romantic interests. All such requests will be IGNORED AND REJECTED. Don't waste your time.
I'm a male senior citizen and have been fascinated with cooking since a young boy growing up on a farm in Ohio. in the 1940s and 50s. As a young adult in Texas in the 1960's I desired to train to be a chef, but it didn't work out. So all of my adult life I have pursued the hobbies of cooking for friends and collecting over 400 cookbooks. Baking and unique desserts are my favorite areas, but using unusual spice combinations in all areas of cooking fascinates me. I'm fortunate to live in the Dallas area to have access to many ethnic supermarkets, great places to buy spices and exotic ingredients.
I was influenced by my mother, an old fashioned country cook on the farm during the 1940s and 1950s. She baked the best homemade bread, never measured the ingredients, strictly by feel, using flour ground from wheat we grew on the farm. She was a perfectionist at baking. She loved doing it to share with those she loved, and that love rubbed off on me.
- Mexican Kitchen (Rick Bayless)
- Resourceful source of basic techniques and ingredients
- The Border Cookbook (Cheryl and Bill Jamison)
- Recipes cooked along the US/Mexico border
- Black Forest Cuisine (Walter Staib)
- Authentic recipes of the region
- How to Bake (Nick Malgieri)
- A well rounded source for basic recipes and information
- New Southern Baking (Damon Lee Fowler)
- Authentic southern recipes with interesting recipe comments.
- Simply Sensational Desserts (Francois Payard)
- Creative pastry shop desserts, many using chocolate
- Great Cakes (Carole Walter)
- Wide spectrum of recipes with detailed information
- Great Pies & Tarts (Carole Walter)
- Wide spectrum of recipes, some simple and some elaborate
- The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook (CIA)
- A widely diversified collection of CIA recipes reflecting numerous cultural influences.
- Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert (Norteno Cooking of South Texas) (Melissa Guerra)
- Authentic ranch and Mexican border recipes. The author's family has lived on the ranch since 1791.