Greetings from Southern Kentucky

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kydave, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. kydave

    kydave Smoke Blower

    Greetings! I broke down and joined a forum because this place is GREAT! So many great topics and wonderful advice. I haven't joined a forum in years (Having flamed out as a moderator/administrator of an active forum years ago.), but i think this is the place for me. I enjoy (obsessively) grilling, smoking, cooking and oh yes - eating. I have made my own sausage, successfully smoked a brisket or two and would prefer to grill on the porch than go out or cook in the kitchen.


    I have become more of a foodie in recent years, due mostly to the fact that I've had more free time and resources. I'm an old guy who has married off his two sons and now mom gets to kick back and let dad do the cooking. I'm not complaining.

    I am the publisher/owner of an arts, entertainment and events magazine in Bowling Green. Since I started it (4.5 years ago), the articles, people and events have inspired me to explore my inner chef and now I am grilling, smoking and cooking often.

    I hope to learn a lot from you people - yes I'm selfish - but perhaps I can offer something useful in return.

    My personal blog is  where you can learn more (too much) about me and my foray into cooking, among other things.


    Thanks again!

    David Francis
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
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    Welcome Aboard!

  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, David.

    I like the family pic.

    Lots of great cooks here, I'm sure you will feel at home!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. kydave

    kydave Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the warm welcome! With all these great threads, It's going to take me a while to catch up. (grin)
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    KYDave, Welcome......You have stumbled upon a rare forum.......Great people, great recipes and folks willing to help.....This may well become your new home.... Enjoy the long smokey ride........ That place your from....isn't that Bourbon and Mint Julep Country ???   [​IMG]
  7. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome David, Sit down and make yourself comfy,,,, and let the ride begin,, Oh Ya,,, Keeps your arms and legs in on the ride plz
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome !!!!!!!
  9. kydave

    kydave Smoke Blower

    Thanks Dave!! So far I am impressed and spending too much time on here. (grin)

    Yeah, this state (Commonwealth) loves their Bourbon! You mentioned Bourbon AND Mint Julep, but the Julep is just another way to drink more Bourbon. (grin)

    From the May 2008 issue of my magazine...

    Micki’s on Mains’ Mint Julep!

    On the Historic Square, Downtown Bowling Green KY

    6 fresh mint sprigs

    1 tsp superfine sugar

    crushed ice

    3 oz Kentucky bourbon

    Lightly muddle 4 of the mint sprigs with the sugar & a few drops of water in the bottom of the glass.

    Almost fill glass with crushed ice.

    Add bourbon & garnish with 2 springs mint.

    I'm more of a Tequila man myself. 

    Cheers! And thanks for the welcome!
  10. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Howdy from Oklahoma

    Welcome to SMF this is a great site[​IMG]
  11. kydave

    kydave Smoke Blower

    Thanks - yeah the fam has thinned out since the boys married - but thankfully it has also grown by two daughters. Here is a photo last year in June of the entire Francis clan. Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!!!

  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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