I DID IT!!
Wahoooo!!! Today was my last day of class at Le Cordon Bleu! It’s a bit surreal right now. It went by so fast, its hard to believe it.
I do however still have to complete 6 weeks as an intern at a restaurant. Then I will officially be done and will graduate after that.
Very emotional and exciting day.
Class Pic:Can you find me ? :) far right second row…standing
I survived Baking and Pastry (hardly). I am now in my final six weeks of class before I go out for my internship. The class I am in now is, Cuisine Across Cultures. Only been in it for two days now, but already loving it.
The class is set up like a banquet style kitchen. We work in groups and produce 5-6 different “meals”. Then at the end of cooking, as a class we all sit down and talk about the different dishes and most important get to eat! It is such a relaxed and laid back class compared to any other. Its also really fun cause by this point we all know what we are supposed to do and just do it. We will basically be covering food from all over the world and focusing on different aspects off it.
Yesterday we learned about different salts. We got to try some really interesting ones…. some not going to lie were awful! But in some countries they are loved. My group made Crispy Shrimp with Sichuan Pepper Salt. We made our own Sichuan Salt and sprinkled it over the shrimp. It was really tasty, had a little bit of a kick but not too much ( thankfully, cause I am a huge heat wimp)
Today we learned about spices and herbs and the differences between the two. It is a little overwhelming how many spices there are. My group today made Okra Pakoras, which is a southern Asian snack food. We made a batter out of chick pea flour, pepper,cayenne,cumin,turmeric,baking powder,salt and water. We dredged whole pieces of okra in the batter and then deep fried them for about ten minutes until crispy. Finally seasoned with parsley and little salt and pepper. They were so delicious!!! And so easy!! Other people in the class made a Lamb dish from Morocco, Harsha (Morocco Flatbread),Za’atar(middle eastern spice blend, almost like humus) and Mulligatany Soup(Indian soup with rice and chicken). So many different flavors today, I was in heaven. Tomorrow we get to make sushi! Super excited about that one.