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Postby Holly » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:49 pm

Have been cleaning out my storage unit in hopes of elimating it all together.
Just ran across a box of "keepers", and found this pic.

As far as I know, help me to remember, this is the first ever GEFP gathering.

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Shaun, Al, Mikemenn, Me, Flowerchick, Kinsley Jr., Lee and Kinsley.

And a good time was had by all.

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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Butterbean » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:57 pm

I remember the pictures from the Varsity, which I believe was the same event. It was the first time I knew what some of you looked like. Too bad they never made it to "Posts We Don't Want to Forget"; they're long gone now.
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Kinsley » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:40 pm

Holly wrote:As far as I know, help me to remember, this is the first ever GEFP gathering.

I believe the first was a week earlier, when Al "gathered" with Mongo, Willow
and a few others in Houston.


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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Holly » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:30 pm

Oh yes!
I remember Al was in travel mode and was visiting everywhere at that time.
He must have taken that pic of the table, coz that front end seat was where he sat.

What year was that?

I remember I was still out in the boonies then, and I think, after J&W....2003?

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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Chef Mongo » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:11 pm

I think Singing Willow may still have the picture of Al and me at Pappasito's. It was one of the great meals of my life, not for the food but for the privilege of being in the presence of a master storyteller.

I'll never forget the mushroom cloud story.
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Kristina » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:55 am

Chef Mongo wrote:
I'll never forget the mushroom cloud story.


Me, either!!!
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby carla » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:59 am

Great memories indeed!
Fresh, new, so exciting! -- New friends, new experiences, lots of laughs, and good cooks seemed to be trying out and even learning new stuff.

THANKS MIKEMENN. And AB.

I was SO disappointed recently to discover that Holly's Johnson &Wales cooking school stories were no longer on the GEFP, as far as I could tell. I do still have some, in a different style -- wish I had the ones that were posted to the board.

I emailed Al before my first-ever GEFP post. And sent him the hardback end-of-year edition of the CI cookbook. I wanted someone who'd really use it to have it.

And Fleur sent me Turkey Day cookies whatever year "the beginning" was -- 2001?

And then there was Solstice 2002 when Fleur put me on the phone with AB at a booksigning. I still have a sound file of that. :lol: :dance: And a signed book.

Whoops. Forgot about the Food TV board & the Yahoo board. I guess I started in 2000.
Ah, those were sweet good ole days. :D
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Butterbean » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:22 am

carla wrote: Forgot about the Food TV board & the Yahoo board. I guess I started in 2000.
Ah, those were sweet good ole days. :D

:D I used to post on the old FN/GE message board. I remember they had a forum for every FN show at the time, & it was almost a contest between Emeril Live & Good Eats for the top spot in the forums. (Well, no "almost" about it; the fans battled it out). But FN didn't moderate those forums & they sometimes got ugly. It took me a few years to find this place, but I'm glad I did.
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby chefshawn » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:45 pm

Kristina wrote:
Chef Mongo wrote:
I'll never forget the mushroom cloud story.


Me, either!!!


was the mushroom cloud story the one where he and his buddies in the military has to "dispose" of an immense amount of explosives, and it made a boom so big that it knocked over the big rig that they all hid behind?

i head that story over a super deluxe burger at fat mo's.
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Kinsley » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:35 pm

chefshawn wrote:
Kristina wrote:
Chef Mongo wrote:I'll never forget the mushroom cloud story.
Me, either!!!
was the mushroom cloud story the one where he and his buddies in the military has to "dispose"
of an immense amount of explosives, and it made a boom so big that it knocked over the big rig
that they all hid behind?

i head that story over a super deluxe burger at fat mo's.
We need to contact Al. He surfaces on Facebook occcsionally.
If you are talking about the day that Mike took us around Atlanta,
when we ended up at the Varsity; I remember a story about
explosives, but it only involved him and a Vietnamese farmer.
I don't recall Fat Mo's. We ate our lunch at the BBQ place that
AB had shot an episode.

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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby Chef Mongo » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:15 pm

That was the one, although the version he told me was a bit different ... and of course I've taken a bit of storyteller's license of my own with it over the years. ;)
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Re: GEFP Memories

Postby chefshawn » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:22 pm

you werent there, kins. it was only al and i, in nashville.

mongo, i may have bent the story myself a bit, or remember it in my own way. i like my version.
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