My culinary school journey has me seeing food in entirely news ways. Last night, I had the pleasure of experiencing @Wolvesmouth Taxa and the meal was one of the best I have ever had. But it wasn't just about the delicious food. The chef is an artist, too. Imagine yourself surrounded by an amazing a
A quick and important break from my cooking posts... Nothing can describe the joy I get from being a Mommy now. Today is the LAST day to get a #likeamother tshirt. It would be amazing if you'd help me empower young moms in need by purchasing #likeamother tees at omaze.com/mother! The proceeds benefi
Look at Mama...so proud of her team's Sautéed Beef. And that Broccoli with Black Bean sauce was INSANELY GOOD! Chef Sandy sweetly said Mama's plating skills on this we're ummmm...not so "restaurant ready", but that she made up for that in taste! 👍🏽 @theculinaryinstituteofamerica
Teamwork makes the dream 'werk'!
At culinary school, we get judged on how we plate the food - we have to think about how we'd do it if we were serving it to someone at a restaurant. Fish on the Remoulade. French Fries stacked in a box pattern. Cabbage slaw in a neat little pile. Ours got a pretty go
A break from the classroom kitchen and a little tour of campus. Ain't this pretty? The crimson color caught my eye and I had to take a snap. I gotta eat here one day.
Ok...back to class.
What the heck is that white stuff in the middle? Tartar sauce? Nope! It's REMOULADE. I guess it's kinda like high class tartar sauce or somethin'. Oh, and there are MANY steps to make it.
Guess what I had to make first. MAYONNAISE! From scratch!!! You know you're learning serious skillz when you ca
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Enough about my FFFF - Famous Fierce Fried Fish because to be honest, I need to get it right by not adding too much darn pepper! So it's not famous YET.
But what SHOULD be famous is my teammates's red cabbage slaw. It has fennel in it, which I don't like at all, but whatever he did with this dish ma
Check out that fish! I fried it in class. That deep fryer grease was so HOT! I was terriFRIED!!! But it came out really good. Our instructor, Bad Ass Genius Chef Sandy, joked that I love me some pepper. Yeah, I am heavy handed with the pepper mill. Need to back up on that shake of my wrist. Neverthe
, I usually have so much to say, but after seeing this, I'm speechless...and crying.
I have to say that when @theculinaryinstituteofamerica described my cooking course as "Boot Camp", they weren't joking! This is a photo of me about to leave for day 2 of class. Calm. Cool. Collected. But after an insane day of learning to FRY all types of things, I FEEL friggin' FRIED! The cod I was
My team and I worked super hard on this Chicken Provençal. It looks so simple - but it AIN'T!
The theme of the day was SAUTÉING. You have NO idea how much time this took. First, we made all kinds of stocks on day one because we would use them as the base for most of our recipes all week. Stocks take
What I tell myself everyday in culinary school.
At Culinary school, my mama and I always compare our creations.
Me: "My Chicken Provençal is tastier than YOUR dish, Mama."
Mama: "No, Ty. My Beef with Broccoli is gonna blow your lil' chicken away!"
@theculinaryinstituteofamerica St. Helena.
Guess who joined me on my culinary adventure! My mama!
For Mother's Day, her gift from me was for her to take her cooking chops to the next level. Since my bro and I have moved away from home, my mom has lost inspiration to cook for herself. She says it's not fun to cook when there's no children to
I have never been one to be very excited about cooking. I put all of my energy into my work and to succeeding, so instead of cooking, I eat at restaurants all the time, order in, or defrost frozen food in my microwave. That all changed the day my son was born.
I do not want him to grow up thinking
I went at this fruit like Pacman this morning. Started from that bottom tail and gobbled around the platter. 😋
#KissMyFatBeach #DominicanRepublic #TYRABeauty
I wanted to jump in so badly. But I had on a long dress and full face.
#KissMyFatBeach #DominicanRepublic #TYRABeauty
When you're greeted with lipstick shaped candy at your hotel for your @TYRABeauty #KissMyFatBeach trip in the Dominican Republic, you know the beach party is gonna be off the hook!
I'm in heaven right now - or the Dominican Republic - celebrating 50 of my @TYRABeauty #Beautytainers success. Want some frescas? You gotta #KissMyFatBeach first!
Hope you can steal your eyes away from that gorgeous face to focus on the Tshirt. Want one? The Tshirt, that is. Not the MAN! Ha! Go to @nyledimarco to find out how to wear him on your chest.
Smize on Fire. Chillin', but with that lil' push of those full lips. @I.am.sandy.e's subtle force is oh so fierce. Tyra's #IGModelForce
Lips saying, "Ooh" in that rubber ducky kinda way, but @mrs_wyoming is still werkin' it. Ain't nothing wrong with a little Daffy Lip force from time to time. One can't deny.
This badass, nails-on-fleek IG model is the newest addition to my #IGModelForce. Check @misscodylynn's pose. Fingers gracing chin, smize on overdrive, lips smooching. Too much? Yes. But oh so fierce? Yep. One cannot deny.