Food and Family

Happy New Year!! I have neglected to update my blog recently, because I decided to spend my winter break catching up with my family and close friends.  I hope that your holidays were… Continue reading

Let it snow!

Earlier in the week I was sad that I wasn’t spending the weekend making Christmas cookies with my mom for our annual holiday party. It’s the first year I am missing out on… Continue reading

Apples to Apples

Even though my classes continue to grow more challenging, I find them to be more exciting and rewarding every day.  This week in in my fundamentals class we transitioned from making one item… Continue reading

Happy Hollandaise

It was another memorable weekend at the CIA.  I didn’t have classes on Monday so I decided to take a trip into the city for food, shopping and the Rockette’s.  Here are some… Continue reading

Back from Break

Although the three week count down to winter break began immediately for most after we arrived back at school from Thanksgiving break, I could not be happier to be back on campus.  I… Continue reading

What is comfort food to you?

Comfort food to me is a grilled cheese and tomato soup on a rainy day, a peanut butter and jelly on the beach, fusilli pasta and sauce at my grandmothers the night before… Continue reading

Michael Ruhlman and Macroons

Michael Ruhlman and macaroons….needless to say it’s been a pretty good week here at the CIA! This week I had the opportunity to meet my idol in the realm of food writing, Michael… Continue reading

Consomme, My New Coffee

All of a sudden it happened.  Life here at the CIA got extremely busy. We had mid-terms this past week and extra classes to make up for the ones we will be missing… Continue reading

Birthday Weekend

I had an exciting end to last week here at school.  I had the privilege to attend two lectures by inspiring chefs, Andrew Caramellini and Roy Choi.  Both chefs are CIA graduates and… Continue reading

Fall Harvest

I had another food filled weekend here at school. Friday afternoon in Product Knowledge class we sampled just about everything green.  We learned all the different lettuce types and salad greens from bitter… Continue reading