Slept On It. At Peace.


The Decision: No Culinary school for now. I want to do my own thing. I want to learn from many different people, books, and my own experiments. I'm more interested in the ideas involved in the Slow Food movement...something that I wouldn't even touch in the school I was considering. This will also allow me to do some travelling as I learn about different cuisines from different chefs.

I'm feeling very peaceful, yet excited about this decision. Thanks for allowing me to spill my thoughts.


Dee said...

I hadn't seen this update on your culinary deliberation but I'd been thinking about it and just had a thought while I was watching Karate Kid on t.v. Did you ever see it? It was one of my favorite movies as a kid. So I was watching and thought that maybe you weren't sure about culinary school b/c it's like Cobra Khan karate and you want Miagi Do karate (no idea if that's spelled right). You want to be taught by the Mr.Miagis of food. I love that! And agree!

Same reason I'm unsure about a graduate degree in writing. I'm afraid it would take the rawness out, become too technical or something. I want my writing to be organic and not contrived, I guess.
So I really get your decision! My friend in San Fransisco is going to stay on a farm and this eager, generous, and lovely-sounding woman who cannot wait to teach her everything she knows about growing food! It's called Rose family farm (so cute!) but I'm not sure where it is. If it's too far from you I'm sure you can find a farm to spend some weekends at. If interested I can hook you up with some links and such.
I'm also SOOOOO into this whole slow food movement! Don't know too much yet, but from the moment I read a few things I was in love! I'm going to order some seed catalogs soon, even though it'll be a while before I can plant a garden.
Anyway, just thought I'd share some thoughts...
so glad you made your decision and feel good about it!