Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We're Moving Along...

After days of slicing, dicing, zesting and balling, we were finally allowed to turn on the stoves and ovens and have some real fun!

Today our instructor selected three vegetable dishes and turned us loose in the kitchen. Okay, not exactly loose, but I'm sure that's what it felt like to her!
My lovely group of kitchen mates, Grace and Meghan and I, created a dish of Braised Fennel. No one in our class had ever eaten it except for me when I threw some in a soup once.
Yes, that is me, I barely recognized myself in all the white. We sauteed the fennel and onions in butter, added salt, pepper and some water and braised it in the oven for about 45 minutes. After it came out we topped it with a little Parmesan. It was excellent!
Here's Kristain working on his dish of Seasoned Red Cabbage - a stove top dish of shredded red cabbage, onions, bacon, red wine vinegar and some spices. It was also very good.
Lastly, Here's Ryan beginning a delicious pot of Ratatouille. He is sauteing zucchini, eggplant, onions, red bell peppers, and finally some canned tomatoes. Along with some seasonings. I didn't see much of this operation. The finished product was topped with the Parmesan as well and was great - it could serve as a wonderful topping for pasta too!
So that was my afternoon in the kitchen!

1 comment:

deerhollow said...

You look so cute and all professional! Do you get to advance to the tall chef hat? :) I predict you will be an amazing mentor with that cute group of young adults. I hope you enjoy every minute there!! Looks so fun and interesting!