Cuisine Chef or Pastry Chef – Who Am I?

I looked at today’s notes and Chef will be making two of my favorite foods, quiche and apple pie! So many things are familiar in this day, but I’m also hoping to learn a technique for something I’ve always struggled with: moving dough from the rolling surface to the pie plate.  I wonder what technique Chef will […]

er Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

We have been working on this soup for a few days.  Chef says it’s “easy” as long as you follow precise instructions.  Alright, let’s see if that’s possible!  Each day, before we go into the kitchen, we watch a three-hour demonstration of our lesson.  Chef not only shows us the techniques for the recipe we will […]

How To Make A Lovely Vegetable Stock

Over the past 10 years I’ve taught a variety of cooking classes for friends and neighbors.  It started when I moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and many of my friends mentioned that they had never learned to cook. They wanted to make delicious and nutritious meals for their families but didn’t  know where to start.  […]

Fouettes in the Kitchen

My daughters have been quite supportive.  They have been dancing and training in classical ballet for 12 years, and I’m appreciating how similar Ballet Culture is to Chef Culture.  Like the Chef, the Ballet Mistress is in charge.  There is no talking in either place; we work in silence.  We must be focused, yet relaxed.  Our movements […]