Monday, November 21, 2011 is good!!

Our petit fours' teacher, for this week, is: Chef Kristen Ryan.

As she said so many times, the right ingredients in the right application, make this job a true art. We got to combine flavours that some of us were afraid to even try; and we had the opportunity to learn how to play with textures as well.

Chef Kristen, it was a true pleasure to be your student... I just hope I have another opportunity to share a kitchen with such a brilliant Artist, and remember once again that "Life is Good"!

Have a sweet one,

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I know, I know... This is kind of an unpronounceable word, but I didn't make it up... I swear!! ..That's how chocolate translates in "Nahuatl", and it means "bitter water".

This week we learned all about chocolate... Were it came from, its properties, how to play with it, how to temper it.. And so on.

I must say that the most important lesson learned during this week, was how to resist temptation. Because let me tell you, having delicious chocolate all around, for 6 hours, and not being able to have even one bite (since eating in the kitchen is big no-no at school), was the most dificult test I have ever had to pass... Of course, I failed... That's all I can say...