My first day of culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) started last Tuesday. I have been dreaming of this since I could remember. My family boasts about my flaws and experiments in the past that did or did not go over so well. If I had pictures of these beauties I would definitely post them! Whole wheat gelatinous bread pudding, chocolate cake with scrambled eggs inside, cholent pockets….just to name a few. Yes, I have had faults and still do, but that’s what makes cooking so exciting! If you don’t try and come up with new things, you never know what tasty dish you have the ability to create!
I love food! I know that’s a broad statement that many people agree with, but my love of food is encompassed in making good food, not necessarily eating it. I take pleasure in watching people enjoy my food and get chills when I see someone taste something so foreign and new to them…and like it! Don’t get me wrong, I love eating too, but cooking is about sharing good food and creating experiences for people they never would have had without your creation.
With this mentality I embark on my new journey in the culinary world. Our first day we identified herbs and had a basic orientation. The smell of each herb was enticing and I just wanted to chop it up then and there and start cooking!
Culinary school….Bring. It. On.
|My “art project”: Herb Identification. It was so bright, pretty and green, I wanted to frame it!|