In which she's making a citrus curd for a tart she suddenly just had to make...
In my last cooking class we sautéed chicken in a frying pan. We first sautéed a chicken breast covered in salt, flour, pepper, pecorino, and bread crumbs. It was delicious. Then we cooked a chicken breast that we pounded so the heat would get through and cook it nice and fast; we also salted the chicken breast. We also made soft pretzels, which you boil in a mixture of baking soda and water, then bake. The way you shape a pretzel is to make a circle with ends. Then twist the ends three times, and flip the twisted part into the circle. That’s how the pretzels get their unique shape.
I am taking a cooking class from Joyce Johnson. The other students in the class are Brooklyn, Mille, Evie, Peter, and Esther. Nana Joyce will teach us the basics of cooking and baking. We will read a book called The Science and Lore of the Kichen by Harold McGee. In class we will practice things like knife skills. At home we will feed and bake our own sourdough starters (I have named my starter Laetus which is Latin for happy). To feed your sourdough starter, take it out of the refrigerator, add one cup of flour and 3/4 cups of water, and stir till no lumps are left. I will also write about the class on this blog and post pictures of the food I make. I love to cook, and watch the food change in color, shape, and size—and I love to eat it.
technical stuff: brendan