Friday, January 7, 2011

Food Porn

I am going to try to start taking pictures of my food since I am now in international kitchen and no longer making boring French food all the time. 

This week was Germany and Italy. I also made Porkolt, which I forgot to take a picture of because there was a potato dumpling crisis that required my attention. Each day we do a buffet for the school and then on Friday is a plated practical. 
 This is a curried butternut squash and apple soup. We had to choose one day to do a vegetarian dish of any region, so naturally I chose something with curry. Shocker.
 Gnocchi di Semonlina. Yummers. Basically it is semolina flour patties coated in herb butter and parmesan cheese and  baked until slightly golden.
 I forget the exact name of this, but it is ham and cheese stuffed pockets. This was day 1 of making these and they were awful. Stay tuned.
 Green Eggs and Ham! Except we were out of green asparagus, so it is White Eggs and Ham! Still beautiful. When you cut into the deep fried soft boiled eggs, the yolk oozes out. And the sauce is gorgonzola cream. Probably the best thing I have ever made in my life.
 Round 2 - switched to bread flour to make the dough more tender, added a little sage to the filling, and let the dough rest longer. Delicious.
Weiner Schnitzel with a mustard cream sauce. Braised brussell sprouts with bacon. Potato pancakes with homemade apple sauce. I don't really like the plating on this. I should have plated it differently, but I was in a hurry because I completely over did it and made too much. I also made a potato leek soup. We only had an hour and a half. Sometimes I am a crazy person. But, I got the best grade in the class. 

2 comments:

Josey said...

Dude, this just made me realize I'm starving. Headed to the kitchen now!

Krackle said...

um...hungry.