- Joined Aug 24, 2015
Hello Katevans74, would you please share how everything turned out? I hope all went fine; please share what techniques you employed. Thank you
Even though I'm a home cook, you've learned the difference between being a cook and being a chef. Me, I'm kinda' an "in between"...................................I promptly went to the store and bought a package of Oreo cookies. (I bet everyone that has ever been a chef knows exactly where this is going.) At any rate I made the 2 quarts of the ice cream. When Jim walked in, the chef, as normal he asked me about my station, the prep, the usual stuff. We chatted for a bit, we had an awesome working relationship that became a personal friendship and we are still friends to this day. Anyway I proudly showed him the ice cream.
Man he ripped me up one side and down the other. He asked me if I made the cookies. I looked at him and said, no. Right then, at that moment I developed my understanding of what it means to be a chef. He had no problem with the ice cream, his problem is that I opened a package and made a product we couldn't sell.
From that point on if I made something, it was from scratch. You know, it's the reason why I know how to cook and the reason why I know how to butcher, and the reason I know how to bake. It's the reason why I was able to work as a cook and sous chef and exec chef on two continents in three countries. It's the reason I was able to work as an exec chef in NYC, one of the most difficult places to make it as a chef.
That lesson that day, taught me well. It made me realize the value of doing it right from scratch every time.
This is a pet peeve of mine. People have very strict rules for some dishes but leave others subject to interpretation. Very ambiguous.
Yes in my opinion for what is worth that is not REAL Alfredo. It is a pasta dish most likely a very good pasta dish. Real Alfredo is a butter, cheese and pasta dish. This can be confirmed in Webster's New World Dictionary of Culinary Arts. All meat should be gluten free. Gluten is a protein composite found in grains. Remember opinions are worth what you pay for them.
Some people think so.