Sometimes the last of something is good. You’re done doing something, you’re putting it all to bed. But other times it’s just a moving on to the next thing that will become something great. Last year Le Cordon Bleu and it’s parent company Career Education Company (CEC) announced that they would be closing all of… Continue reading The Last Bread Guild
I love getting new tools. Even something as a new rubber spatula will make me very happy. I like using very simple tools in the kitchen. I’m not one for one-use type tools. I don’t have a waffle maker or rice cooker. I know those can be used for other things but I would rather… Continue reading Tools and How You Use Them
I sure feel better now. I had already gotten my cold for this year and I thought that was it. I finished out the first week back at school and had dinner at Maggiano’s here in Chicago on Grand Avenue. It was great like always. I had a normal dinner on Saturday night with Margie… Continue reading Keeping the Body Strong
I received some new books about bread for Christmas. One of them was Bien Cuit by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky. I had wondered about this book for a while. What is Bien Cuit? It means baked to the point of almost burnt. To me that is the point of perfection in a loaf of… Continue reading Good Day to Stay Inside and Bake Bread
I love reading about food but something has happened on the web in the last 10 years that has truly changed food blogging. You probably have heard of podcasting if you’re at my blog. I used to do a podcast called first “The CHIC Podcast” in honor of my school and then “This Week in… Continue reading Some Podcasts of Note on Food
This time of year the mind turns to new year’s resolutions. I somehow want to do things that I have been wanting to do for a while. I start thinking about how I can make my classes more engaging. I make some new teaching materials. I read more about every aspect of baking and pastry.… Continue reading Back to normal…sort of.
Today, the first of June starts yoga in the zoo. I have been practicing yoga for the past two years. My wife, Margie, had done it for years before but I never really wanted to participate. How wrong was I? I love it now. It focuses me after a week at school. I love the… Continue reading Yoga in the Zoo