I've been cooking ever since I was a little girl. Sharing the kitchen with my parents and grandparents are some of my earliest memories. However, going to The Culinary Institute of America truly refined my knowledge of food, cooking and what it means to be a chef. That's where I learned patience, techniques and the importance of keeping a clean kitchen. This year, I'm happy to announce that I'm teaming up with my alma mater to spotlight some creative recipes by their current students.
(Photo from Culinary Institute of America)
Being a young chef in culinary school is not easy. You're trying to perfect your craft, keep up with your schoolwork and get real world experience in restaurants you admire. However, young chefs are passionate and super creative. They're putting twists on classic recipes, inventing new techniques and bringing fresh ideas to the table.
Every month, I'll be sharing a creative recipe by a current CIA student. Be sure to follow me on instagram to see the posts!
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.