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Cooking Without Recipes (Medium)

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50 simbi per unit - Virtual OK

Cooking isn't about following a recipe. A recipe will tell you to chop to this length, measure this much, and cook for this long. No, cooking is about creativity, about listening to your food and learning from it.

This service is for people already somewhat familiar with cooking. You can make good food from recipes, but you want to up your game. We'll come up with a goal and brainstorm how to get there, and I'll offer advice to make sure the dish comes out like you want it to. Bonus points for abstract goals, like "I want to make something that tastes meaty but has the texture of cotton candy".

Training & Qualifications


I've been an experimental chef for five years and I've made many crazy dishes. Chicken and waffles a la mode with root beer syrup, Swedish calskrove (which is a giant ham and cheese calzone with a fully loaded burger and fries inside), a pizza with a 1:1 tomato and bean base, experimental beverages designed to invoke the taste of nutty milk and the smell of browning butter, etc. etc.

Availability & Preferences


Weekends are better, but weeknights will work. This can be done virtually but is better in person.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Spandan


Simbi received Help with Simbiotic Stories For Our Blog from Spandan
Dec 02, 2016
Spandan's story was so unique, charming, and joyous. His smarts and humor shine through in his delightful writing. In his story, he focuses on Fun & ...Quirky services and unveils the deeper effects of such "smaller" offerings — definitely worth the read! We're very happy to have him in our community!show more
Carolyn provided Help with Writing Partner for NaNoWriMo for Spandan
Dec 01, 2016
Spandan is awesome! Very personable and kind, we had a great conversation and it was a pleasure to get to talk with such a cool person
Paddy received Help with Tell me what you believe. from Spandan
Nov 25, 2016
He did exactly as requested.
Colleen received Help with Random facts about YOU! from Spandan
Nov 23, 2016
Awesome time chatting and learning about Spandan! 15 stars
Charlie provided Help with Writing Partner for NaNoWriMo for Spandan
Nov 07, 2016
She was easy to communicate with and very dedicated! It was a pleasure doing business with her!
Andy provided Help with Writing Partner for NaNoWriMo for Spandan
Oct 25, 2016
Spandan was very helpful and informative of where my story needed revision. I disagree with his views on certain aspects, but overall, I think my stor...y needed the additions he made.show more
Kayla provided Help with Logic Puzzles! for Spandan
Oct 12, 2016
Spandan was super friendly and conversational. Unfortunately I didn't have a riddle for him that he hadn't heard before, but he gave me one that was v...ery clever. This guy sure knows his logic puzzles!show more
Alexis provided Help with Teach me Start-up ese! for Spandan
Sep 30, 2016
It was awesome and super fun talking to Spandan. Kind of like talking to an old friend (even though we've never met). Super funny and pleasant. Would ...absolutely chat again.show more
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Kayli provided Help with Psychoanalysis Partner for Spandan
Sep 29, 2016
What an incredible guy! I loved getting to know Spandan and hope to keep our conversation going. He's great!
Mike received Unit of Advice for First Time Meat Eaters! from Spandan
Sep 21, 2016
Spandan has a cool perspective on things. Great chatting buddy!

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About Spandan Bandyopadhyay

I'm an aspiring polymath, which means I'm bad at a lot of things instead of being bad at one thing. Oh well, at least I'm good at self-deprecation. ... Wait, crap.show more

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