Mod 1: Lessons 24 & 25

Happy September, everyone.  And, happy beginning of Mod 2 for me.  I still can’t believe how fast this is going.  Not much happened in the last two lessons of Mod 1.  The career services day was… a day.  A PowerPoint presentation was involved, as was a killer headache on my part, so it wasn’t the most fun day ever.  But, I did get a better idea of where I want to extern next year.  Along with my first choice, Blue Hill (preferably at the Stone Barns location, so I can also be a farmhand, but it’s quite the commute), I am also hoping to trail in Gramercy Tavern.  Basically, I want to work a in farm-to-table venue because I see my culinary future revolving around that concept, which both reputable and delicious restaurants provide.  Also, Dan Barber and I are pretty much best friends, and since Danny Meyer is my boyfriend, I might as well trail at one of his restaurants.  You know how it is.  Also, fun fact:  the Blue Hill restaurant is named after the Blue Hill farm, which is in Great Barrington, MA, literally five minutes away from my school!  I’m sure I’ve passed it many times.  Things like this excite me, you guys.  Don’t judge me.

Truth be told, I still don’t know if I see myself working in a restaurant setting in the long run, but from the beginning I told myself I’d try it just to try it and to get the invaluable experience, and the idea of it grows on me every day, so we’ll see.  I will probably end up trailing in various venues all over the city, just because it’s a possibility.  I can’t wait to see where I will end up!

So, the test went really well, and I finally got to un-mold my amaretto frozen desserts.  They were so delicious, the amaretti cookies were a really great textural and flavorful addition to the ice.

Next, is breads and other doughs, which should be a good time.  I promise the next post will have pretty pictures and more interesting content!


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