If we stay with cooking then after a while our repertoire and experience will move us towards honing our skills. Then at some point comes not so much about our knowledge base and methods as it does to our philosophy about how who we are as people, how we see ourselves with other and most...
Last night I helped cook at a large catered charity fundraising event. Beautiful people eating wonderful food and swilling spendy booze. So towards the end of the night I spot an older woman sneaking food off the table and into her purse. And I got to thinking...
The new line of designer purses...
I just had a discussion with a vegan friend. She was asking me about how it must be cruel to cook meat and fish. After a long drawn out conversation I finally said this to her:
I am a cook. For me it is the path I chose. So I must honor all that comes across my path.
I have to show that love and...
I pat-tied out 50# of hamburger this afternoon.The owner said to me today 'You are the most patient person I've ever seen do that'.
I said 'you wanna hear a joke? What is the difference between Transcendental Meditation and me pat-tying out burgers?
She asked me what.. and my reply was '$12.00...
People ask me what my favorite dish or meal is. I always say the same thing.
'I have never gotten over good bread with butter.'
From today, I made a loaf of a country style white. Handmade butter from a local farm stand.
Today is Pie Day. Not Pi Day.
Since I have a lot of time at home I decided to keep celebrating home baking and make a pie. Or two.
My work was rewarded with a Chocolate Whisky Walnut Pie and a Wild Blueberry Tart.
Is anybody in cookie making mode? All done with? Just beginning?
Yesterday I needed to get myself in the mood to make my Christmas cookies. So in the spirit of 'do something while you figure out what to do next' I managed to make a quick pan of chewy yet crispy chocolate chips.
Today I'm off...
My son today... We're in the grocery store getting stuff for the bbq and I buy some cabbage and he says 'Don't be breaking any Salad Rules! " I look at him funny... Salad Rules??" And he says 'Yeah, haven't you heard of Coles' Law?"
I have to edit down my resume. People see my work history and make assumptions that I must need a management position or a chef position when the truth is I'm retired and am looking for whatever small job I'm applying for.
I took a job for the winter as a dishwasher working for a foreign family...
I love this topic. Get 5 people who cook in a room together and bring up the subject and get ready for opinions to fly. So all the people who have spent parts of their lifetime to perfecting and to those who aspire to make a better one.... everybody.... lets talk custards! These can be baked...
For me it was working on my gluten free and vegan baking.
This year I had a large percentage of guests on special diets. The biggest two were people who were vegan and people who were a gluten free diet. So I ended up experimenting, finding recipes, practicing on getting my breads and desserts...
Okay, so whats in a name. When is a Chef a Chef?
Is it with enough time working in foodservice capacities?
Is it receiving a paper from an institute or school?
Is it when customers decide what food a person makes rises to a certain level?
Is it when other chefs finally decide you are one...
Okay, all you professionals out there.
So what will it be?
The next 'big' thing that will overtake trendy restaurants and food media like a bad case of shingles?
Its out there.
'Reiki your Food'.
The Reiki restaurant is coming.
I'm Peachcreek. I used to chat here a while back. I moved from the Rockies to New England. Now I'm soaking up the culture and nuances of Vermont. At this point in my ongoing exploration of fun places to cook I've ended up now as a private cook for guest rentals.
In a way all my...