I’m slowly catching up on my blog, and as you’ll read in this post, last week and the weekend preceding it was filled with a variety of new experiences in new locations. Some I ventured to on my own, and some were part of school. All were interesting, exciting and – in the end – delicious.
After school Friday, I met up with my college friend Matt, who I hadn’t seen since graduation – if not earlier. We lived in the same dorm freshman year, and part of sophomore year, and had always gotten along well. However, other than Facebook, we hadn’t really interacted since the mid-’90’s. We started planning an end to that when I moved to the Bay Area, and Matt (who lives about an hour north of the city) and I finally met up when he had some free time in SF before a work event.
My pick at Humphrey Slocombe, chosen over Peanut Butter Curry.
A posse of eager culinary and pastry students manage multiple stations of french fries frying.
This post – my 100th of this blog! – is not just focused on our amazing visit with Kenji Lopez Alt, but I couldn’t resist billing the post with the experience we had with him. If you haven’t heard of Kenji, perhaps you haven’t ever visited Seriouseats.com. This food-lover’s website has all manner of interesting articles, recipes, tips and more. But I what I love most is often Kenji’s scientific take on things – why things work in the kitchen, how to make them better and things like that.
The Cookie Captain eats them both. (Seen near Ferry Building during Saturday’s farmer’s market.)
This past week and weekend was a busy one and I’m finally getting to the blog to process it all. I think you’ll find it was worth the wait, as the week was filled with a ton of special guests, field trips and treats. I know those of us in class enjoyed it quite a bit!