Posts from 2009
Posted on Wed, 02/12/2009
I took this photo of my husband earlier this week, as we had our normal start of the day, cup of coffee on the restaurant deck - discussing as we are wont to do, what we have coming up during the week.
It is the first...>>>
Casualisation of restaurants
Posted on Fri, 04/12/2009
This article blames the trend towards the dumbing down of restaurants in America to blogs written about how people don't want all that goes with fine dining anymore.
But I suspect is has a whole heap more to...>>>
Julia Childs on David Letterman in 1987
Posted on Sat, 05/12/2009
This is an amazing video clip that shows Julia Childs addlibing on the David Letterman show when the element she has to cook a hamburger on doesn't work.
As he says towards the end of the clip, she is 'very inventive...>>>
The work of a chef
Posted on Tue, 08/12/2009
This blog is by a female chef who is working in one of New Yorks top restaurants. I started reading the blog when she was working in Paris - and find her descriptions of what her day involves to be lucid and fascinating.
Posted on Wed, 09/12/2009
We had the last class in the Christmas series today. We started this series back in Sept so it feels as if we've been doing it for awhile now, and I confess that I'm not too distressed by the thought that I won't be sitting...>>>
Life after Julie/Julia for Julie Powell
Posted on Thu, 10/12/2009
Contrary to the impression I may be giving I am not obsessed with the Julie/Julia movie ( although it has been a useful reference point, when people got twitchy about the use of 'butter' in the last cookschool series. We...>>>
Posted on Sat, 12/12/2009
Have just got changed again for what feels like the umpteenth time today, as I switch between the various hats ( figuratively speaking!) that I've needed on, to get done what I needed too...
About to go and get a couple...>>>
Molecular cooking - Herve This
Posted on Sun, 13/12/2009
I am not a chef. I'm an enthusiastic home cook, and I have always considered my role in the cookschools to be one of interpretation. Rick is a restaurant chef with a much higher practical skill level to me, and also most...>>>
Posted on Wed, 16/12/2009
David Lebovitz is a food blogger and cookbook author that I refer to alot. He lives in Paris most of the year, and talks about his passion for pastry and dessert cooking in an approachable manner that I really enjoy.
Posted on Wed, 16/12/2009
Totally unrelated to my world really - but an extraordinary video sent by Chris, thats just, well, amazing.......>>>
The Daily Beast
Posted on Tue, 22/12/2009
I'm just about to head over to the restaurant for dinner service, but have been sitting at my desk answering some emails, and catching up on some reading, and that led me to this website, which is one I check in on...>>>
End of the restaurant year
Posted on Thu, 24/12/2009
We've just been for a bush walk down below. We don't often take the time to mooch thru the bush and that is a shame becos its beautiful down there. A bit muddy underfoot in places from the natural springs, and the dogs are...>>>
Nigel Slaters pick of top cookbooks
Posted on Sat, 26/12/2009
One of the long standing jokes in the cookschools are the slight tweaks and modifications that Rick suggests people make to his recipes. Becos we repeat the classes a number of times, Rick sometimes evolves a slightly...>>>
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