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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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 Nine

What an exciting but tiring week in the Culinary Arts kitchen! I had a number of first time experiences. (Warning: there are a couple photos of dead, skinned animals below.) My first new experience was during butchering day. Never have I had the chance to butcher an entire animal. I was expecting to be freaked…

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Culinary Arts Program – Weeks SEven & Eight

I have been so very busy the last couple of weeks. I am trying to keep up with school, work, and taking some time to build a new routine. So, I am doing a brief summary of what happened over the past couple weeks at culinary arts school. Week seven started off with flavors class,…

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Culinary Arts – Week Six

Week six of the Culinary Arts program has come and gone. It was a short week due to the holiday, but it sure didn’t feel any less packed. We started our week with the ServSafe exam on Tuesday morning. This is a test for a five year certification in food safety. The good news is…

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Culinary Arts Program – Week Five

I cannot believe that five weeks of the culinary arts program have already passed! Where is the time going? Pretty soon it will be over (sadly). This realization was made more prominent by having a morning session devoted to discussing our final projects and graduation. Talking about these made me feel anxious, but mostly in…

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Culinary Arts Program – Week Four

So, I am a week behind on my posts. I guess you could say I was active, occupied, and tired the past week. I am taking a break from the fast-pace life to catch up on my writing. I have had so many great experiences over the past couple weeks. I already wrote about our…

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Men of Boston Fundraiser (and my birthday!)

Yesterday was my 28th birthday. It was a long week, and I was having a rough day. I was exhausted and cut myself in two places at during class. I truly enjoyed the recipes we made for our second fish day, but when we were done, I just wanted to go home and lay down.…

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Culinary Arts Program – Week Three

Ah yes…Another week of the Culinary Arts Certificate Program at BU has come to an end. On a personal note, I still did not get my bed. Week three of the Culinary Arts program bought me another load of joy and knowledge. We spent the week with three of BU’s core chefs, with breakfast, custards/meringues,…

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