First Day of Chef School

first day
Well, I started a new adventure today…CHEF SCHOOL! Here is a picture of my class. There are only four of us this time…and two teachers. Pretty good odds. 🙂

jacob and meyaIt just so happens that my sister lives in town. So, I have been staying with her. My niece and nephew are so adorable. When I got home today, they came running to the car screaming ‘Auntie A!  Auntie A!.’   How cute is that?

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knife boxes
We were given some really fancy Japanese knive sets…

knife skills
…and we spent most of the day working on knife skills.

julienne
It takes a steady hand…

itty bitty
…to make itty bitty boxes of carrot.

arugulaFor lunch, I had a really delicious arugula salad with herb crackers and aged cashew cheese. Then, MATTHEW KENNEY showed us the scar from when he burned himself on his first day of culinary school. Luckily, we’re not in any danger of that.  We all made it through day one injury free (knock on wood).  Apparently, the techniques they use to make our fancy Japanese knives were passed down from samurai swordsmiths.  Those knives could definitely do some damage.

sesame wrap
One of my classmates, Brad, ordered this sesame wrap. I might have to get that tomorrow.

mango tres leches
Since it was the first day, I decided to indulge myself with this mango tres leches cake. I’m so glad I did. It was REALLY REALLY good…I could definitely get used to this.

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