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ICC - Day 1

Today was our introduction to the professional kitchen. The day started with an inspection of our knife kits, chef john explained to us our different equipment and tools and their corresponding uses. 61 more words

Culinary School

Bringing in the Harvest

It’s been a busy week at our house.  By the way, our house has 2 names- one fancy, one fanciful.  Our house is a converted stable (yes, we live in a barn) that was built for some very lucky horses in 1885 by John Burke as part of his estate “Woodlands.”  So- if you look at the tax maps for when the estate still existed, our house and grounds were known as “Woodlands Meadow” (after the big field in front of our house) or “Woodlands Stables” (the building) take your pick.  1,170 more words


A Flashback for Friday

Lately I’ve been reminiscing about my time during baking classes at the French Culinary institute in Manhattan, NYC (Now known as International Culinary Center (ICC) 300 more words

French Culinary Institute

Practice, practice, practice...

I had the pleasure of my third “performance” at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, speaking at the International Culinary Center’s annual commencement. I’m the first speaker, so there’s a fair amount of stressful buildup. 698 more words

Spiced Pears With Cashew Cream

Dessert is tricky because it is rather difficult to come up with a sweet and satisfying treat while minimizing the use of sugar, creams and fats. 284 more words