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Julia, My New Guide

Julia, My New Guide

So, I just got one of the best gifts of my life. Nothing extravagant or expensive….Well relatively speaking it’s exorbitant, I usually spend only a few dollars on a book. This one is quite a bit more costly than that. But this book, this book is special. My boyfriend just gave me the two-volume set of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. You may be able to imagine my excitement on…

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Great Food Quotations

Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.
–Craig Claiborne

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
–George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.
–Leigh Hunt

Whose bread I eat: his song I sing.
–German Proverb

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Culinary School

I’ve been contemplating culinary school for ages now. It used to feel like a pipe dream, something that wouldn’t amount to anything even if I did attend. Now I know that I can hang in the restaurant world. I love it, in fact. I know my dream is to continue working in restaurants for as long as I’m able. Maybe my goals will change after having kids or something distant like that, maybe they won’t.

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

I just made dinner for the first time in ages. And yes, you’re probably wondering….”um, Alex, you work in a restaurant, don’t you make dinner for people every night?” And yes, that’s a valid question. Very valid. Tonight though, I cooked myself dinner. Albeit, not a great one. But I felt creative again as I haven’t in ages because I didn’t have to create someone else’s dish for the thousandth…

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