Posts tagged ‘chef’

January 30, 2019

Help! Oven mits ?

Do you use oven mits? What material are they made of? What do they look like? Would you recommend them to me?

Here’s the thing. I never used any and I’m being punished for it. My arms and hands and fingers are currently full of wounds, blisters and scars, because I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen a lot lately and keep on burning myself. Every time I think “It’s not that bad”, the day after it turns out to be quite worse than I thought. I was even told I should have gone to the emergency doc a few days ago, but hey, I was in the middle of cooking a few courses and I’ve got enough experience by now  to not let the wounds get infected.

Colorful stirfried fusion DLCS rice & leftovers

Colorful stirfried fusion DLCS rice & leftovers

So. I’ve finally decided I need to buy myself some oven mits. Which kind should I get? (It’s probably wise if they reach until about or just under my elbows).

July 25, 2013

Culinary art(s)

I’ve often been asked if I’m an artist, if I play an instrument, what kind of music I make. I’ve got some musician friends, I hang out with artistic people and I sometimes dress very creative for some peoples’ tastes; I guess I appear creative? I always answer: “I make food”.

I wouldn’t call myself an outstanding chef, but I do have the skill to be able to imagine the taste of for example different flavours when combined. And I can generally cook without weighing or measuring, I simply combine ingredients. For some people this seems impossible. For me it seems impossible to play guitar with two hands, sing and tap my feet on the floor. Or to play piano with two hands, sing and use the feet as well. or to… well you get the drift. Culinary arts. That’s more my thing.

Culinary arts is the art of preparing and cooking foods. The word “culinary” is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking. A culinarian is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinary artists are responsible for skilfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. They are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants, delis, hospitals and other institutions. Kitchen conditions vary depending on the type of business, restaurant, nursing home, etc. The Table arts or the art of having food can also be called as “Culinary arts”.

A coulourful DLCS dish

A coulourful DLCS dish

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With some help of Wikipedia