07 5 / 2011
Lesson one: Cleanliness is godliness
A few things have changed for me in the last four months. One of them is that I’ve decided to wait and see what I can learn on my own before I go to culinary school. I left my job and turned into a freelancer, which gives me more time but less stability with my income. That being said, I’ve been meeting a ton of chefs and a few of the culinary schools have published their curriculum. The one I’m starting to work from is from the French Culinary Institute and is called: The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts.
The first chapter is about sanitation. And I couldn’t believe how much I hadn’t thought about when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. Today, I’ve spent close to 4 hours scrubbing it. Something about cleaning and organizing my kitchen is definitely making me excited to dive deeper into the book.
This also reiterated to me how disgusting this concept of eating a meal on the subway is. If you haven’t heard about this stunt, its been getting some viral attention across the hipster foodie set in Brooklyn. They basically served a 6 course meal on the L train. I’m a big fan of A Razor, A Shiny Knife and their culinary adventures but the thought being served and eating while riding the NYC subway just turn me off. And now just makes me think of food poisoning. Not that I’ve heard anyone got sick. But still, the amount of rats, homeless and just plain sick people that ride the subway… The execution is pretty fun to watch though!
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