Posted in March 2012

Can I Still Cook Like a Top Chef: Gazpacho

Can I Still Cook Like a Top Chef: Gazpacho

First, I apologize for the late posting, I was under the weather yesterday and was in no mood for cooking. Everything I know about gazpacho comes from Lisa Simpson, so a little research was in order. It originates from the Andalusia region in Southern Spain, during the Middle Ages, when Spain was part of the … Continue reading

Culinary terms: Blanch

To plunge food into boiling water briefly (for tomatoes about 15 seconds) then into cold water to stop the cooking process. It is used to firm the flesh and to loosen skins.

Can I Still Cook Like a Top Chef? Season Two.

Can I Still Cook Like a Top Chef? Season Two.

It’s baaack!!! It’s been a couple of years since I have cooked at a professional level. I work at a diner, but, with all due respect to the place, I don’t consider deep frying frozen chicken fingers and flipping burgers a good way of practising my cooking techniques. Even though I left culinary school I … Continue reading