I miss school.

 

Although it was definitely different for me to be buckled down in one place, standing in one spot for 3 weeks (I can hear a collective “fuck YOUUUUUU” from those of you with actual jobs), I really do miss my condensed, mini school. I miss both of my instructors — I don’t know how I got so lucky to be paired with two women who love food, have insane senses of humor and know their shit. I miss Cliff, the designer of my unique “fuck, she’s only here for a few weeks” program. A man who could talk about any one food subject for hours on end and never bore you. I miss the bustling kitchen and popping my head into different stations, annoyingly asking, “WHATCHA DOOOOOOIN?” to a neighbor making something my nose couldn’t resist inquiring about.

So, was going through all the photos, and here are some of my favorite kitchen moments, for no good reason…

screen-shot-2012-09-23-at-10-34-24-amMy Megan. Sarcastic and smart. My two favorite things. Not to mention just wonderful.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-07-19-pmAfter making a ridiculous amount of food each day, all you want is for someone to come enjoy it. This was my someone.

My first perfect pie crust. Quiche.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-06-33-pmBeef Wellington.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-10-18-pmSteak au Poivre

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-11-46-pmThe perfect scallop. With miso-cilantro butter.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-12-19-pmI love tweezing so naturally I loved this.

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Salt-crusted fish.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-13-56-pmThat crispy fish skin makes me tingly.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-15-18-pmPasta day.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-16-06-pmRAVIOLO WITH HOMEMADE RICOTTA AND SAUTEED SPINACH. EGG YOLK. NEVER FORGET.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-16-34-pmIt broke. And so did I.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-17-13-pmButternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage sauce. AND OH PANCETTA.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-18-02-pmHOME CURED BACON REDEMPTION

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-19-04-pmThis photo just got me pregnant.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-19-28-pmIt was sweet. Spicy. Salty. It was everything.

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-20-16-pmJust me showing off how much spiciness I can tolerate. the “after” photo

screen-shot-2012-10-07-at-6-20-40-pmSquid ink pasta with crab, scallops and jalapeño pesto. Dishes like this are why I love food.

xx

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