What IS “Thank You. Cooperate.”

Growing up, like most punky kids, my Dad’s instructions went through my ears faster than he could give them.  So instead of repeating himself (he was a stern Chinese man of few words), he wrote little post-it notes and placed them EVERYWHERE.  Granted these were simple and crucial instructions such as:

“Lock Door when you leave.” – On the door knob

“Turn off lights.” – Light switch

“Put dish in sink.” – Dining Room table, followed by:

“Wash dish, then dry.” – Sink

“Flush.” – You get the idea

By the time I was 16, the house was covered in these notes. However, as rude and annoying as it sounds, he always followed up by stating on the note:

“Thank You. Cooperate.”

Which made all the commands seem so reasonable.  It’s almost like, “Well if you put it that way. Sure!”

As an homage to Pops.  I decided to make that as the motto of this blog.

As for me?

I’m a former television news producer who turned in my hidden cameras and sensationalized stories for some cook’s knives and social media tools. I’m currently tweeting/blogging about travel, food, and everything in between.

I am also combining my love of social media and the food world to help chefs and restaurants engage with like-minded food enthusiasts.

BTW. The picture in the heading is my Pappardelle Bagna Cauda.

The beauty is in its simplicity. It is basically pasta, butter, garlic, anchovies, parsley and Parmesan cheese.  Oh and a fried egg on top because everything tastes better with a *fried egg on top.  Don’t be afraid of the anchovies. When mixed with butter and garlic it turns into this unbelievable paste that gives off a rich nutty aroma. When you break the yolk everything becomes this lovely, gooey mess…oy!  I highly suggest making it, albeit only once a year (then take a nap).

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