I ended up getting a B in beverage service, with an 11.5 out of 15 on the practical. Kind of disappointing but I am happy I still came out with a B. I am now in nutrition and sensory analysis. Our time is split up between an academic setting and a cooking setting and we have a different professor for each. It is a little bit odd. I have had two classroom days and one cooking day. Sadly we broke for winter break in the middle of this class. I am on break now until the monday after new years. I like the classroom work because it is a nice break from cooking. I am absorbing the information well and I really like the computer program we use to convert recipes. We usually start out with this really empty-calorie recipe and then convert it to something more healthy. It really interests me and I love playing around with different ingredients and seeing what it does to the nutritional value. I have some homework to do over break--I need to find a couple articles that have to do with nutrition--I suppose they can vary greatly from food to vitamins to substitutions and the like. We have to give summaries of the articles and provide our own thoughts. We don't get to go to dinner during this class either, so we get out at 5:30 while we're in the classroom and 6:30-7 while we are in the cooking lab. It is a nice perk, but I miss the fancy meals we used to get served in the dining rooms. I am looking forward to going back to school. Yesterday I got a chance to make a soup and practice my depouillage (skimming of fat and impurities). I really enjoy depouillage. I find it soothing. I think I do well with it too. Until next time!