Broadening My Horizons: A First Shot at Cooking with Tom Colicchio’s Book, Think Like a Chef

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I got it from the library and ended up ordered my own copy as soon as I finished reading the introduction. I’ve cooked for a long time, and I’m pretty familiar with many of the basic techniques in the book (roasting, braising, etc), but I … Continue reading Broadening My Horizons: A First Shot at Cooking with Tom Colicchio’s Book, Think Like a Chef

The First Dish

I love the reality show Top Chef, and one of the challenges they occasionally pose to contestants is to cook the first dish they ever made. That always comes with strong associations and memories, of course. When they do that, I try to think back to what was the first dish I ever made? I … Continue reading The First Dish