Archive for March, 2011

Mar 14 2011

The 10 Most Important Things I Learned in Cooking School

Published by under Cooking Classes

On Friday I graduated from culinary school after six months of nonstop eating and countless loads of laundry — and having learned more than I ever thought possible. A guest speaker, the head chef at Acquerello, came to class recently and said something that I may never forget. She said next time you’re feeling bad […]

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Mar 08 2011

Kitchen Improv

Published by under Cooking Classes,Dinner

I’ve joked before to my classmates that I often feel like I’m a Top Chef contestant at school. We have two minutes left until the main course has to be up, my sauce still hasn’t reduced enough, and I forgot to chop the parsley for garnish. The plates hit the counter not a second too […]

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Mar 06 2011

Breakfast of Champions

Published by under Brunch,Cooking Classes

Anyone who’s been lucky enough to spend time in Paris knows that nothing compares to a flaky croissant first thing in the morning. No butter, no jam. No honey. Just a shot of espresso and a spoiled smile. Early on in my cooking career I naively thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be special to whip […]

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