11 May 2009

Cooking Class #1 -- Gypsy Soup

Back from my first cooking class, clad in a Northwest Culinary Academy apron and nametag. I can already tell this course is going to be amazing. Tonight's lesson was simple: knife skills (I chopped an onion and I chopped it good); simple chicken stock; Gypsy soup -- a chicken and vegetable soup with Mexican accents. The soup's flavour was unbelievable; something that can only be achieved from scratch.

As for chicken stock, the equation is simple and it goes like this:

Meat/bones + cold water + mirepoix + bouquet garni:
Simmer, skim, strain.

I'll go into it more later this week when I try to actually replicate what I learned in class at home.

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