This will either get a lot of play or be quickly buried. Any foodies in here? I grew up in restaurants, I have probably worked in any fast food joint you can name and ended my career as a line cook in a local higher class restaurant and finally as a prep cook at Red Lobster. The last was a cake job, I didnt have the rush that the line cooks face, I simply went in 7ish to 8ish in the morning and lefty when my prep sheet was done. Screwed around all day, ate lobster for lunch and got paid for it. I miss that job. I also went into the construction business and that is where I ended up, starting my own aluminum installation business and growing that to where I am now semi-retired at 50. But I delivered my share of pizzas at night when things were rough. Anyway, I have been on a food kick for the last year or so now, I started watching Anthony Bourdain and eventually found my way to the food network which is now all I watch. I like to think of myself as a Bobby Flay, but the truth is I am more of a Rachel Ray. I do best with prepackaged foods adding my own touch to it rather than cooking from scratch. Anyway, I just thought I would start a food thread and see where it went. Really, anything you want to talk about, favorite foods, restaurants, food TV, favorite recipes... I'll start with something simple I just perfected. It is vidalia onion season here in the south, for those not acquainted with this Georgia delicacy this recipe will sound gross, let me assure you, a vidalia onion is the sweetest thing you have tasted! Stuffed Vidalia Onion 1 whole vidalia onion good handfull fresh shrooms (any kind you like) few garlic cloves any other odds and ends; red onion, bell pepper, jalapeo pepper... Get a skillet going with some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and grab your whole onion. Cut off the top and bottom and peel. Take a pairing knife and a spoon and dish out a "bowl" in the onion. Leave a 1/4 of material around the edges and dont cut through to the bottom. Leave the scraps on the cutting board. After this is done put about a tablspoon butter or margarine inside the bowl and place on a plate, loosly cover with cellophane (to keep the butter geysers in check) and pop in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn your attention to the "fixins." Slice up the shrooms (I like a mix of white and baby bellas, but ++++akes (lol, that is s h i t ake mushroms ), oysters...anything is great) the garlic and the vidalia onion scraps. You can add anything that you like. Sautee this up, if you throw a few pinches of salt in the mix it will help pull out the moisture. Meanwhile, the onion will be done, take out the plate and let it rest a bit while the mix finishes. When the mix is done spoon it into the hollowed out onion. Season to taste (it really needs nothing) and cheese is optional. I find a simple mix of red onion, white and baby bellas, lots of garlic and maybe a few jalapeos is heaven on earth. Bacon is also good in the mix.