What Culinary School Is REALLY Like

A year ago, I quit my nine-to-five job to attend the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. Since then, I've encountered a lot of questions on the subject. Are you dreaming of crisp white jackets and long stainless-steel worktables? Read on to find out what going to culinary school is really all about. Who goes to culinary school? ...more
As a matter of fact, I start my new journey in July...thanks for the info!!!more

working in a professional kitchen: week two

"you know it's madness to do burger day on a monday."i look around. what are you talking about? burgers and fries? seems like the simplest thing in the world, a natural choice for coming in on a monday with no prior prep done....more

lemon & blackberry goat cheese tart

i do not remember every birthday but i remember a few.1992. aged six. i wore a black and white checked jumper and leaned back in my chair at my grandmother's house in des moines, iowa. the house was surrounded by woods, dark and heavy as a thicket. i remember white cake. candles....more

salted caramel apple pie

I’m in Colorado for the holiday, visiting my dad’s side of the family who absconded about three years ago, trading lakeside for mountainside. Not a bad deal, as it looks a little something like this -...more