After checking into my beautiful historic hotel in the city center, I went to the Office de Tourisme to arrange for wine tours Saturday and Sunday. All sold out on the first day, I managed to at least get a seat on a bus that got me to St. Emillion w […]
So proud of our Mushroom Soup! My great friend and cooking partner, Emre Asik Hasan, from Istanbul Turkey, and I combined our ideas and together created a perfect mushroom soup….or at least in our opinion. The occasion for which we prepared this beauti […]
At the end of the third week of Buffet and Catering, half of our class was given the opportunity to go the the mystery basket and make lunch for the rest of the class. The other half of the group made terrains that our group made the day before.
After finishing the end of week two in Buffet and Catering, our class has successfully learned how to take all the cooking skills we have learned over the past year at Le Cordon Bleu, and scaled up our production to create 50 plates and do this within 2 h […]
This was my final menu I created, prepared, and presented to Chef Frankie Ruiz for my final kitchen practical exam in Cuisines Across Cultures at Le Cordon Bleu. Our assignment was to select a country and create a menu with an appetizer, entree, with two […]
I cannot believe another class has concluded at Le Cordon Bleu. It seems that every class is my favorite class, but this class has tapped into my passion of fusion cooking. It was called Cuisines Across Cultures and consisted of studying not only […]
This appetizer was served at Le Cordon Bleu’s President’s List Student Honorees’ luncheon. I enjoyed it so much, I talked the cooks into giving me the recipe! I didn’t get exact measurements or even the exact ingredients, but it is close enough that I c […]
At Le Cordon Bleu, we have been studying cuisines across cultures. Learning the history and geography behind foods and wines from different countries has been an eye opener. Ever wonder why Asian foods don’t use dairy products in their foods? It’s beca […]
I’ve never cooking Paella before. As you can see, it is a beautiful dish full of healthy, natural ingredients that give it flavor and nutrition. After prepping it, it is just a matter of pan frying then sautéing in order of longest cooking times.
Final exams in Pastry & Baking at Le Cordon Bleu….Finished with A+! It’s hard to keep up with website posting when we have daily quizzes, projects, and graded kitchen practicals (chefs critiquing your dishes like you see on TV!). Here is a quick pos […]