September 27th- Grilling and Risotto

Oh risotto.  More like ris-oh no.  We started today by making this rice dish, and I was a little too confident going into things.  To make risotto you have to coat short grain rice in fat and then slowly add liquid to it, waiting until it is completely absorbed before adding more.  The problem I … Continue reading September 27th- Grilling and Risotto

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September 26th- pies

♥♥♥♥ILOVEPIESOMUCH♥♥♥♥ PIE!  PIE! PIE!  Lattice talk about pie.  Pie (if you couldn't tell from my word "art") is one of my favorite things to make.  In the culinary world today, so much of the things we do seem more like an art show than delicious food.  Sometimes these 3 Michelin star restaurants will even sell … Continue reading September 26th- pies

September 25th- Pie Dough

Cherries are red, Potatoes can be blue. Pie dough is flaky, But not Pate Choux. If only my pie skills were as honed as my poetry skills, am I right?  Or maybe I just need some practice with both!  Today we got to work on three different recipes: flaky pie dough, mealy pie dough, and … Continue reading September 25th- Pie Dough

Roasted Corn and Cheddar Chowder

Happy autumn, friends! Imagine: you curled up on the couch with a blanket, rain drizzling down foggy windows, and in your hands you hold a bowl of this soup. Oh man.  We're talking cheesy, rich, and creamy.  Roasting the corn gives it a little more depth than traditional comfort food, yet the cheddar cheese and … Continue reading Roasted Corn and Cheddar Chowder

September 21st- catering

I can't open every post on here with a food pun... can I?  Lettuce know what y'all think in the comments; you know I love hearing from everybun... I mean everyone (; Today we had a catering!  I love doing these because the classroom turns into a more realistic kitchen and everyone kinda puts their … Continue reading September 21st- catering

September 20th- Cuts and sauces

For those of you who don't know I work at a donut shop.  I get there everyday at 4 to cook and decorate.  It's a great job and I love it.  Today a gentleman came in and ordered 6 fritters.  I jokingly asked him if he was having a fritter party, to which he responded … Continue reading September 20th- Cuts and sauces

September 19th- Blueberry Muffins and Eclairs

Would choux like to hear about my eclairs today?  I'm sorry for the pun, but not enough to delete it. Today we made eclairs which comes from a dough called pate choux.  The most crucial step when making this is to know when though dough needs more eggs, or if it has had enough.  Most … Continue reading September 19th- Blueberry Muffins and Eclairs

September 18th- Pastry Cream and Whole Wheat

"Pour up, bake.  Head shot, bake.  Sit down, bake.  Stand up, bake."  Sometimes I like to imagine Kendrick Lamar is in my baking class rapping this as we put bread in the oven and whip up frosting.  Instead, all I hear is the sound of ovens beeping, dishes being washed, and "Where's this ingredient?",  "Does … Continue reading September 18th- Pastry Cream and Whole Wheat

September 14- My first complete dish!

Today validated every reason I came to culinary school.  I got to prepare my first complete dish (chicken and rice pilaf)!  I seriously learned so much and had a great time doing it. We started with a supreme sauce, which comes from veloute.  A veloute one of the five mother sauces, and it is made … Continue reading September 14- My first complete dish!