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My adventures through Culinary School. At 47, I decided to go back to school. Follow me as I learn my new career.

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Latest Blog Posts for Culinary Culture - My Adventures Through Culinary School

  • My food, my religion
    on Oct 24, 2013
    As the mustard oil just starts showing signs of movement in the hot wok, slices of garlic and ginger are added casually to it. To this date, this has been one of the most unadulterated pleasures of my daily life. The sound of the ingredients coming t...
  • Fall Break for Me ... Intro to Advanced Cooking -- Complete!
    on Oct 24, 2010
    I know, I know ... I haven't written in a short while.  Life has been a little crazy, albeit strange, for this past week or so.  I have been occupying my spare time trying to sew and make Christmas gifts, practicing some of my newly learned...
  • Risotto, Rice Pilaf, and Welcome Back
    on Oct 14, 2010
    Saffron -- The Most Expensive Spice in the WorldI don't think I have mentioned in my last few posts about my missing classmate.  "L" had been missing for a few days; definitely not like him to miss three classes in a row, and each day that he co...
  • Potatoes and More
    on Oct 13, 2010
    Last night, my class and I were introduced to a new way to make potatoes.  Well, not really new, but pretty nifty nonetheless.  We were charged with making Pate a Choux (eclair dough) to incorporate into our "mashed" potato mixture and then...
  • Got Eggs?
    on Oct 10, 2010
    This past Tuesday, our class began our Introduction to Advanced Cookery Class with a new Chef.  The Chef we have is pretty cool with lots of experience.  He sports a long ponytail, he wrote a book about ten years ago, and he has many years...
  • Soups, Stocks, and Sauces -- Finished! Bring on Intro to Advanced Cookery!
    on Oct 5, 2010
    Last night was our final night of Soups, Stocks, and Sauces, as we had our written exam.I'm not sure what most of the Chefs are thinking when it comes to test taking.  Most of the tests I have taken are, for the majority, fill-in-the-blank type...
  • Soups, Stocks, and Sauces -- Almost Completed
    on Oct 3, 2010
    As I mentioned in my last post, the first night of our practical exams was Thursday night making mother sauces and sister sauces.  Friday night was our second (and final) night of practical exams where we were to make consomme, a cream soup, and...
  • Sauces Practical Exam -- What Was I Thinking?
    on Oct 1, 2010
    Thursday night was our practical exam for sauces.  We were required to make two mother sauces along with two sister sauces to go along with the mother sauce.Our class begins at 6 p.m.  We had until 7 p.m. to present our first mother sauce,...
  • And So I Snapped ...
    on Sep 30, 2010
    Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  For those of you who have been reading this blog from the beginning (and if you haven't, all the blog posts are still here), you know that I have an issue with one particular person in my very small class...
  • Check Out These Pages on My Blog
    on Sep 28, 2010
    Check out these pages I created throughout my Blog.  You might find some interesting things here, especially on the Weights and Measures page!Culinary Terms and Definitions -- A through FCulinary Terms and Definitions -- G through RCulinary Term...
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