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Old 24-12-2014, 07:07 PM   #144
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Ken Hom OBE (traditional Chinese: 譚榮輝; simplified Chinese:born May 3, 1949) is an American-born Chinese chef, author and television-show presenter for the BBC.. In 2009 he was appointed honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for "services to culinary arts"..Hom was born in Tucson, Arizona to Taishanese parents.. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, by his widowed mother, after his father died when Hom was eight months old.. Hom first learned cooking at the age of 11 when he worked in his uncle's Chinese restaurant.. He went to California to study History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley..During this time he taught Italian cooking lessons at weekends to supplement his college fees. This led him on to teach Chinese cookery classes.. In 77 he was invited to join San Francisco's new California Culinary Academy as an instructor..Since 86 Hom has had a base in Paris.. In 97 he settled permanently in south west France in a restored 13th century tower in Lot.. Hom has also spent more time in his adopted home of Thailand since 2003...

Their ancestors are said to have arrived from what is today central China about less than a thousand years ago and migrated into Guangdong around the Tang Dynasty rule period and thus Taishanese as a dialect of Yue Chinese has linguistically preserved many characteristics of Middle Chinese..Taishanese are influential in politics and were the first Americans of Asian descent to be elected as Governors, Mayors, U.S congress, including the first international actress and actor of Asian descent, and the America's first ace in World War II also have an Taishanese origin..Since 2008, Ken Hom has been an ambassador for Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian charity which works in over 40 countries helping families to feed their children and build a sustainable life.. In 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had proton radiation therapy in Japan..He has since appeared in a number of prime time BBC TV series that have sold throughout the world. His series for KBS, a 5 hour documentary on the history of the noodle, sold in 23 countries and won the prestigious Peabody award in 2010...

In addition, he is also well known for the Ken Hom wok which has sold over 7 million in 62 countries throughout the world.. Hom’s range of ready cooked meals has sold over 60 million units. He has also developed an array of cooking sauces, ready cooked noodles and rice.. However, these are available only in the UK in plastic..Despite semi-retirement, he continues to travel extensively worldwide and divides his time between France, Bangkok and Rio de Janeiro where he supervises his restaurant Mee at the Copacabana Palace Hotel..He is in demand by international television and radio stations and continues to make regular appearances worldwide, as well as working for a number of char ities..

Char is the solid material that remains after light gases (e.g. coal gas) and tar have been driven out or released from a carbonaceous material during the initial stage of combustion, which is known as carbonization, charring, devolatilization or pyrolysis..The word is coined from the Greek-derived elements pyro "fire" and lysis "separating"..In electrochemistry, ITIES is an acronym for the "Interface between Two Immiscible Electrolyte Solutions"... should have known, huh?. You can always tell the winners at the starting gate.. You can always tell the winners, and you can tell the losers..Somebody's got to keep an I on the place.. There are a lot of thieves out there.. One could get into your house..ESPecially if you leave the door open...

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