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  • 12 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Chef, Foodie, Traveler, Blogger, Teacher and promoter of ...
  • YES...Le Cordon Bleu! Italian, Lebanese, Asian Cuisine!
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me


Worldly Travels, Food, Drink, Culture, Life!


I am a Chef! Hitting a peak at current restaurant, seeking to learn and grow for the ultimate goal in opening my own restaurant. I am currently branding myself into a culinary Chef niche. Though it has been done before I feel I stand out from the rest. I will not only be experiencing cuisine all over the world in restaurants and family homes, I will be working in them to grow and learn, honing in on the style I would like to create. I will be traveling the globe, including all continents; Traveling, Blogging, Cooking, Critiquing and Woking in what the world has to offer at its source! My name is John Wayne Formica "The Duke" and I am the Traveling Cowboy Chef; Worldly Travels, Food, Drink, Culture and Life! Check out my


Saying's To Live By!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Give a person a fish they eat for a day, but teach a person to fish they eat for life, and in turn they teach it to someone else"

"Love, live, eat"

"Live life as it comes, but always remember to be happy; So Smile"

"Drinkin, Wine, Killing Time; Sitting in the Summer Sun"

"No Man is a Failure who has Friends"

"To Error is Human, To forgive is Devine"

"Get on with your Life, and Forget about it"

"When in Rome"

"Behind a great Man is a great Woman"

"Is the Juice, Worth the Squeeze"

"Taking the Ordinary and Make it Extrordinary"

"Life is a series of moments, but it's the Great one's that takes our breath away"

"Clubs, Drugs, Pubs and Partie's"

"Love is like a dream Anything is Possible"

"True love is what we dream about, but seldom find"

"We are but one speck of dust out of the infinite number, in all of space and time"

"Life is what you make of it, so make the best off it"

"Seek not to know all the answers, but rather to understand the questions"

"Whatever is truely yours will come to you"

"Life is like a ship, It takes you where you want to go"

"Life exists to the fullest of every beings potential"

"Real truth is revealed in the unspoken tounge"

"Someone open can see all, revealing the true meaning off life"

"Live life Day by Day, What heppens will happen,
Just keep dancing(LIVING), Till time goes away"

"Life is sweet AND Sour, You cannot really enjoy(EMBRACE, LOVE)
Life without the Sour, to make life perfect or to really enjoy the Sweet"

"Don't let the past Dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you will become"

"The meaning of Life, Is to Live"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Share experiences, Learning, culture, and food all over to everyone!


The list is growing! Meet some great new friends from all over. I have hosted and been hosted!


Food, wine, adventure, camping, dancing, art, adventerous, bikes, chicago, chicago clubs, clothes, clubbin, djing, dnb, electronic music, italy, mexican food, muscle cars, music production, ocean, partying, pasta, raves, records, rollercoasters, sex and the city, sky- diving, tattos, the finer things, travel, turntables, Motorcycles

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES:Fear and Loathing in los Vegas, Half Baked, Groove, Human Traffic, Pulp Fiction, Bronx Tale, Goodfellas, The Godfather Trilogy, Casino, The Last Don, The Last Mafia Marrige, Shakespere in love, Hamlet, Othello, Matrix Trilogy, Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life, History of the world Part 1, Spaceballs, Star Wars Anthology, Cold Mountain, The Girl next Door, Last Samauri, Zaotachi The Blind Swordsman, Harry Potter's, Save the Last Dance, Saturday Night Fever, Thank God its Friday, Gladiator, Troy, Braveheart, Blazzing Saddles, Titanic, 101 Girls, Quietman, McKlintock, Angel and the Badman, Rio Bravo, Heartbreak Ridge, Moulon Rouge, Clockwork Orange, Resident Evil's, Bloodsport, The Quest, Kickboxer, Return of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, The Crow's, Transporter's, James Bond Collection, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Ray, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Exorcist, The Omen's, Poltergeist, Breakfast Club, Serendipity, Empire Records, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Blade Trilogy, Warlock, Enemy of the State, Superman Series, Eurotrip, Roadtrip, PCU, Animal House, Chronicles of Riddick, Catch me if you Can, Blow, IT, High Fidelity, Joe's Apartment, Rat Pack, You Got Mail, Sleepless in Seatle, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Family Man, What Woman Want, Jerry Maguire, National Lampoon Vacation's, Serpico, Weekend at Bernie's, Must love Dogs, Da inci Code, Field of Dreams, Dominion Tank Police, Akira, Ghost in The Shell, The Craft, Heavy Metal, Detroit Rock City, Romeo and Juliet, The Cutting Edge!
BOOKS: Kitchen confidential,Tao of Jeet kune Do, The Art of Seduction, The Game, How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci, The interpretations of dreams, Heat........

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

How about eaten, So far: Durian the Stink fruit, Escargot/Snails, Bone marrow, Foie Gras, Tripe, Bitter Balls, Fresh Picked mushrooms that I found, Snake, Frog Legs, I want to try and eat many more exotic things one I really want is the poisonous Blow fish FUGU!!!!
Things I have done: Been to WAR Literally in Iraq, Jumped out of perfectly good airplanes!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Philippines, United States

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