Catie is back in the kitchen!

After a summer off, I am officially back to school at BU. This is my third semester in the Gastronomy program. Not only am I back in class, but I am working again in the teaching kitchen, as the Julia Child Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2020 semester. I have never been so unmotivated to…

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Quarantine Cooking – Puff Pastry Edition

Do you ever see a cooking video on Facebook and think, “Wow! I should make that!” You might share some recipes to your wall, or you might be like me and click ‘save for later’ only to never return to the recipe. However, this week I saw a cooking video so good that I knew…

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Quarantine Cooking – Babka Bread Pudding

I haven’t written in nearly a week. I got held up in some school work. I am still trying my best to preoccupy myself during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have lost track of how much TV I have watched and how many naps I have taken. On a more productive note, I have been reading…

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Quarantine Cooking – Arctic Char and Noodle Salad

Hello everyone. I wanted to briefly check in before I get to work on my reading for Anthropology of Food. I just finished up with a simple but flavorful lunch using ingredients I had lying around. So, I wanted to talk about how to throw together a pantry meal. Oftentimes when I am cooking, I…

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Cooking Up Culture

Part of my new job as a graduate assistant for Culinary Arts is assisting with our hands-on classes. Our department holds cooking classes for kids aged 8-17, called “Cooking Up Culture.” We are hosting two classes this term, and the first one was last weekend with Irene Li of Mei Mei. Last semester, I had…

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James Beard Food Waste Event

I am about a month into my second semester of grad school. I’m taking Food & Gender and Anthropology of Food as my classes. I also was hired as a graduate assistant for Culinary Arts. This is so exciting for me because it means I get to spend more time in the BU Kitchen. So,…

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Culinary Arts Graduation

For those of you who have been following my journey during the Culinary Arts program, thank you! I do apologize for failing to finish my weekly updates, but I do appreciate all the support I’ve received. This class was seriously the time of my life. I learned so much, but I had a blast while…

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Culinary Arts Final Project

After 14 weeks fo learning techniques and anxiously awaiting what my fate would be, we finally made it to our final projects. We would be preparing one of three planned menus. The appetizer was completely up to us, so long as the ingredients would be available in the kitchen. The three assigned options for entree…

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Jacques Pepin Week

I apologize for my absence. After Thanksgiving, I had so much going on with projects for school and work. I was so tired, so I put my writing on the back burner. Well, I have made it through finals, meaning my first semester of grad school is officially over. I have completed my Christmas shopping…

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Culinary Arts Program – Week Ten

I just typed the week in the title as a double digits, which freaked me out a bit. 10 weeks! How is the time passing by so quickly?!? I have learned so much over these past 10 weeks, and I truly have had the time of my life doing it. Week 10 (which should not…

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