Tag Archives: Culinary Arts

Culinary School Here I Come (70) Glucose, Fructose & Sucrose, Oh My!


Whoa, I thought flour and chocolate was confusing. Nothing compares to sweeteners in terms of overinformation! Anyway, I will get to that a bit later. We worked again with chocolate and my task was to produce a Milk Chocolate Praline … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (62) 2 Buck Chuck, Petits Fours & Multiple Hors d’Oeuvre Parties


I learned a new bit of information in our Beverage class. Some may be familiar with the term 2 Buck Chuck. The saying came from a wine that the grocery chain, Trader Joe’s, carried that was priced at $1.99 (FYI, … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (54) Home Smoking, Dough Sculpture and Sausage Making


You know cooking is a passion when you do it a lot even when you don’t have to. I spent all last weekend working on my sister’s wedding food and cake and what did I do this weekend? Cook. I … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (50) Summer Vacation


I have a little less than 3 weeks to go for my summer vacation. It really hasn’t felt like I’ve been on vacation. I had a few weeks off then it was time for Beginning Baking. After that was over, … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (49) What to do when on summer vacation? Bake!


I’ve been on vacation for a week now and I’ve been baking pretty much every day.  I’ve also had out of town guests so I’ve been turning out the cooking as well. I’ve also realized that I’ve been in the … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (48) Beginning Baking Week 5, Icings, Cake Making & Decorating and Pau Hana


Here in Hawaii, pau hana means the end of the work day and by Thursday it was pau hana until the start of the fall semester. Baking class was totally amazing but we were all ready for it to be … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (47) Beginning Baking Week 4, Custards, Pies and Sugar OD


We started the week by working on items that served as vessels for various different creams and custards. The first was the Crepe. Making them was a lot easier than it looks. A thin layer of crepe batter on a … Continue reading

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