Aug 12

On my first day of work as a line cook I was paired with the lead cook on a station prepping cold appetizers and salads. Wet behind the ears, and fresh out of culinary school, I was practically shaking in my kitchen clogs with fear of how I would get through the frantic pace of [...]

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Sep 05

In a few short days my kitchen will be packed up and the bare bones of  a fifties style cook space will, for once and all, be torn down. My feelings are mixed, as the prospect of five weeks without a place to heat my skillet and store a day’s worth of groceries is like [...]

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Jul 27

On episode 5 of this season’s Top Chef, contestant Chef Kenny Gilbert prepared a curried eggplant dish that won him first place in the challenge. The competition took place on a local farm in Virginia, and given that eggplant is in its peak season right now, he couldn’t have chosen a better ingredient to work [...]

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