Every night it seems I have 3 hours of math homework.  Here’s an example: You purchase a 50 LB bag of pastry flour for $19.50.  If 1 cup of pastry flour weighs 3.5…

Oh God, I AM back in school.  On my butt in a classroom for 8 hours taking notes.  Really.  Today, I am trying to absorb the material in my Sanitation Lecture.  FATTOM-food,…

Ok, so here we are all cocky and full of piss and vinegar…Take THAT chef…on plate, on time, hot, and gorgeous.  All 25 dishes.  We have absorbed the maxim: “Don’t…

If I say “poached eggs”?  What do you think of?  Go!  No, not that!  Now keep your mind on the food!  Eggs Benedict is the correct answer.  So EVERYONE knows…

Today is “clean out the fridge day”.  They call it an “entrée project”, but it is really “clean out the fridge day”.   So we are to create a breakfast…

OK, drum roll please….I AM DOING THE PROCHEF PROGRAM AT THE CIA!!  Now is my 2nd life.  Starting at Level 1, in this program you are expected to have fairly good…

Duck!!  No, nothing’s coming at you, but I just finished a workshop on Chinese Banquet and my goal was to learn about making Peking Duck.  After eating the dish at…

Ok, I take it back.  I take it back.  I take it back.  You CAN get an exceptional meal outside the city.  I had heard about Sola, a BYOB in Bryn Mawr, for a few years-a…