Saturday, September 30, 2006

Emma's Kitchen

Sorry its been a while,

This week I have been on holidays from uni which should have ment that I had plently of time to blog... but because I am a little silly in the head, I decided to use my only free week in semester two to do a commercial cooking course!! I was told a little while ago that if I couldn't cook, I might struggle a little with my subjects next year, so because I can't cook when they offered this course I said well okay. The course was run from Box Hill Tafe, the same place that is training the chef's for the TV show "Jamie's Kitchen", so we got to use all his cookware and stuff which was pretty cool, and after watching the first episode of that I figured it couldn't be that hard but I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

What I originally thought would be a breeze turned out to be a long and painful task, but I did learn a lot, got to wear an apron and a cool hat (I'll put a photo up as soon as I can), got to spend time with my friend Claire from uni, and one girl (not me) set her saucepan on fire, so I guess it was all worth it. I just couldn't believe how tired I got each day with just cutting vegies and stuff, oh well.

I was hoping to have a whole heap of funny stories to share, but lots of them are "had to be there" kind of things, so I will just look like a tool if I try and explain them on here, but if you really want stories you can talk to me later, or Claire. However, I must say that if you ever need someone to julienne your carrots or slice and dice your onion, or even make a nice honey soy marinate for your meat...I'm your girl, but it might take a while, lets just say Claire and I like to take our time. Maybe if I practice, I will have my own kitchen, you know like Jamie's? Nah, that sounds like way to much hard work, maybe I will just go back to eating home cooked meals that mum makes and leave the cooking for as long as possible! Its probably better for everyone's health and sanity if I do.

Just a thought I had.

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Hey Em, Just wanted to say how incredibly proud I am of you for spending your holiday learning to cook. Maybe you could now teach me, I have just been winging it for all these years so far. Congratulations on passing the course, particularly when you had so much other stuff going on in your life at the same time. Well done!

Anonymous said...

can you cook steak thats all i really care about, if you can cook steak your alright with me

Em said...

Yes I can cook steak, just the way you like it, brown on the outside but bleeding on the inside...