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!
It's the first week of December which means it's officially holiday season! With only a couple weeks left to finish up holiday shopping, I wanted to share some amazing gifts you could get for loved ones who are passionate about cooking.
You can technically have pie anytime of the year, but there's something about Thanksgiving that makes eating pie that much more delicious. It's the ultimate, comforting sweet treat. One of the great things about pies is that you can bake ahead of time and they'll still taste amazing! On Thanksgiving Day, you'll be busy cooking a bunch of other dishes. Bake these tasty pies the day before and lighten your load!
I don't know about you, but I could not have a Thanksgiving Dinner without plenty of tasty sides. Even thought the turkey is the largest dish on the table, the sides are the most fun to make. Sides are where you can express your creativity, experiment with new dishes or show off your favorite family recipes.