Thursday, November 13

Culinary School Challenge

So I felt like sharing some pictures & happened upon this one. It was about midway thru the course & we were assigned a meat (mine was Porterhouse), we had to make it, plate it, name it, price it & present it with "gusto" to our Chef Instructor.

It was truly an shine or fail miserably....

See, the trick was in the details, was the plate warmed, was the color palette balanced, what did you name the dish, what was your cost vs. price? It's been almost a year now, so my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I believe I served the Steak with Roasted Beets & a Timbal of Parmesan Mashed potatoes...yum...I see sauce on the plate, probably a red wine reduction...?

Anyhoo, Chef was pleased and I had a proud moment ;)

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Me? Well....I have a day job selling travel to beautiful far away lands, and I love to travel - my job sort of supports & feeds the 'travel monster' inside me. But my other inner monster is: food in all it's facets. I have a 13 yr old DS from a previous life, and married the lovely JoeBacon a three years ago! I finally became a home-owner at that point, we did a huge addition/re-model right away to make the house a bit bigger & I got a wonderful new kitchen out of the deal! I've gone thru Culinary School twice (mostly for fun) 'cuz I love to cook! And thru reading/doing the Maker's Diet 2 years ago, became aware of Sally Fallon, Weston Price, etc...and now after about 9 months of exploring their world, I'm trying to really make it all part of mine. I've had some things turn out great & others have been miserable failures, but I'm learning a LOT (mostly from my fellow NT Bloggers)!! Now I'm enjoying my yard, garden, sprouting, baking bread, brewing Kombucha, using raw milk, making Kefir & Yogurt & just trying to find small ways to make yummy food better for us.