Little Red Poisson: Rouget

On April 2, 2006 7 Comments
In Chef Stories, Fish, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes

Today was one of those rare days where waking up at 7:00 A.M. on a Saturday (with a caipirinha headache – thanks Michael & Enrique!) and trekking across… Read More »

Quail In a Casket with Sweetbreads

On March 31, 2006 4 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

As I was packing up my knives at school today, one of my cooking buddies, Cynthia, caught me and said, “Hey Amy, what are you going to name… Read More »

Homemade Saucisson: Boudin Blanc

On March 29, 2006 10 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Making sausage is really fun and we’ve made a lot of it at Le Cordon Bleu. It tastes much better than the commercial kind filled with chemicals, additives,… Read More »

Raspberry Almond Cream Tart with Chocolate Sauce

On March 27, 2006 2 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu, Recipes, Sweet Pastry

I’ve combined two of my favorite desserts from Le Cordon Bleu for maximum yumminess: almond cream tarts and raspberry crumble with chocolate sauce. In the past, I’ve had… Read More »

Disco Dinner

On March 24, 2006 8 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

I thought we were off to a riveting start with french contemporary cuisine until everything came to a screeching halt aujourd’hui in my superior cuisine class at Le… Read More »

First Week of Superior Cuisine

On March 23, 2006 8 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

First day back at Le Cordon Bleu for Superior Cuisine was like walking into a huge homecoming party. Our class was at night and I strolled into school… Read More »

Frogs Legs

On March 22, 2006 21 Comments
In Chef Stories, Le Cordon Bleu

Thank God we didn’t have to cook frogs legs today. This was only presented to us in our demostration and we didn’t have to make it in the… Read More »

Five Foodie Challenge!

On March 20, 2006 4 Comments
In Uncategorized

My dear friend Natalie Zee has tagged me. Before I get to her question, let me pause for a second to expound on my lovely friend. She is… Read More »

Surf Vacation in Portugal

On March 17, 2006 9 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized

An American couple walks into a surf house with a Scottish doctor, a Northern Irish army officer, a Spanish male model, a Welsh accountant, and a Costa Rican… Read More »

Weekend in Lisbon

On March 10, 2006 3 Comments
In Travel, Uncategorized

Lisbon, Portugal is like San Francisco with it’s own version of the Golden Gate bridge and hilly streets that have cable cars running up and down. The food… Read More »