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Didn't he blame the ingredient for the way it turned out? I'm not sure if we ever saw any evidence he was a good cook.

Benjamin Sisko was probably a better cook.
No probably about it. His crew considered it a genuine treat to be invited to his place for dinner, and he had the common parental "problem" of a grown child visiting looking for a home-cooked meal.
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Elliot is more like a comic book character than a hardboiled detective. His super power is apparently to do anything he puts his mind to.
Itís a very distinctive super power.
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Hugh Akston in Rand's Atlas Shrugged. At least he made a great hamburger.
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There's a Nero Wolfe cookbook out there. It includes little summaries of where in which story the dish can be found.

I haven't seen a Spencer cookbook, but there's a fan recipe site online - or there was. It's been awhile since I went looking.
There are also cookbooks inspired by Goodfellas, The Sopranos, and Gilligan's Island.

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Cinderella the Rhymer says that there is a picture of an hourglass next to your name. Is this new?
Yeah, avatars are a thing now. Anyone who wants can have one. They're limited to 50 by 50 pixels, though.

And speaking of cookbooks, Nanny Ogg, Discworld's second-greatest witch, also has one. Though her recipes are more noted for their, ahem, other effects.
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Mary Ann Summers could not only bake a great coconut cream pie, but she could do so on a desert island without most of the standard ingredients.
Mary Ann has always made my banana cream.
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Was that sort of crudeness really necessary?
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...Come to think of it, Captain Kirk cooked omelettes too (with dill, I think).
I don't remember Kirk ever cooking. Remind me when?
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I don't remember Kirk ever cooking. Remind me when?
Does telling that cupboard what you want to eat count as cooking?
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Parker, Lord Peter Wimsey's manservant is quite a proficient cook :-not gourmet level, but he can fry a steak and roast a duck (to cite two things I recall him cooking in the books). We're not explicitly told how good his food is, but it's good enough for Wimsey, a known gourmand.
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I don't remember Kirk ever cooking. Remind me when?
I remember Kirk cooking in Star Trek: generations, when he and Picard are in the Nexus. But I would not count that one singular instants for this thread. There is no evidence that he was particularly good at cooking the way that Benjamin Sisko clearly was.
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Nick Starkey, Kevin Kline's character in The January Man. At least I hope he was a good chef; his ex-girlfriend was legally obligated to eat one meal he prepared...

In comic books, Reuben Flagg and Judah "The Hammer" Maccabee had mad cooking skills.

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