10.13.2004

cooking class

yesterday was my first cooking class (first in a series of three).

i had a lot of fun. i didn't actually cook, but i learned a lot... cooking takes so much creativity... creativity that i'm lacking. uuuffff.

sonofa....

at any rate, learned how to make:
parsnip and leek soup with (homemade) croutons
barley and wild rice
chicken stuffed with... stuffing... shit. what was it??? damn. i forgot already.
and apple pie with this crumb topping. and pecans... i nearly had an orgasm.

i'm going to have to try these recipes out... i hope i don't fuck them up. poor steve. always the guinea pig.



oh! the stuffing was portobello (portabella?) mushroom, pancetta, and parmesan cheese.

10 Comments:

Blogger Nina said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your class. Don't worry I have faith in you. If you do have a kitchen mishap you could always put me on your speed dial.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

P.S. You wouldn't by chance be teaching a typing class in the near future, would you?

11:15 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i'll teach you how to type if you teach me how to cook... deal? :)

12:08 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Definitely! :)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I saw the title of this post, then the picture of the guinea pig, and I thought it was going to be about cooking guinea pigs.

Gross, you think, but don't knock it. Guinea pigs are just another rodent-pet, like rabbits, that just happen to be edible. They are eaten quite frequently in Bolivia and other parts of South America. I worked for an organization that teaches food/agriculture self-reliance in these countries. I was their illustrator, so I got to draw all kinds of strange things. Perhaps my favorite was the long series of illustrations on how to raise, kill, peel, and cook a guinea pig. You start by bashing it on the the head. Then you drain the blood, take off the fur and separate the meat. Some of my drawings looked a bit gruesome, with bowls of blood and skinless pets.

That was a fun job.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

mmmmm...apple pie.

so what's with the cooking class? I should take one. I'm a decent cook but not great. I want to learn how to make desserts.

1:24 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Jeremy -- icky. Bleck. Ick.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Mel Mega said...

I'm glad that you are enjoying your cooking class! Do you mind if I ask where you are taking them? That makes a great gift for your girlfriends, too. Then you get to spend time and learn to cook. There is a place in the LBC that matches wine with the cooking, it is so much fun! And I know Williams-Sonoma has classes that are fun, too. Now I want to take classes!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger grace said...

MM: it is fun... i'm taking it at a fine arts center nearby. if you're interested, i'll email you the location. i'd rather not post it here. heh.

grace.bon@gmail.com

4:03 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Hey, free lessons here! Hmmm...maybe I should start teaching. I wonder if I would be any good at that.

Umm...I don't cook any rodents though,sorry.

4:50 PM  

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