After our final practical exam (for which I made sweet / sour braised puissant with scallion sesame rice and sauteed chard, with lemon soaked shaved fennel and toasted walnuts). It was my mother’s… Read More
Yesterday I stopped by the Union Square farmer’s market for some fresh produce on the way to yoga. It was so eye-opening to see what was actually in season being sold! I picked up… Read More
I wasn’t feeling so great today and really craved some comfort food. Luckily for me, Chinese comfort food is pretty healthy in the spectrum of comfort foods–not to mention easy to make. I… Read More
After reading Tomatoland, I vowed to never again eat the tasteless red junk that comes from Florida. Would this mean a sad life without tomatoes? Luckily for me, I found Backyard Farm tomatoes,… Read More
So one of our final modules focuses on culinary masters and their recipes. We covered Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller. Things were pretty relaxed until we got… Read More
These are so easy it’s almost not fair! And we got to play with the torches
At first I was confused why I had to made “2′s” with the soft dough, but soon I realized! Aren’t these pretty and we made cream puffs with the same dough.
Finally our hard work of incorporating all those “turns” (basically a butter / flour layer) in our croissant dough paid off! We made croissants (plan & almond) today as well as au… Read More