I know I know, I'm a blogger failure -- I've been MIA for 11 months. I had a pretty good excuse though...
I finally got off my ass, quit my job, hopped on a plane and went to cooking school!
Not only did I learn such nifty things as...
playing with a cookie recipe to turn a crap cookie into an awesome vegan one,
baking galettes to high heavens such that I can whip one up with my eyes closed,
and slicing fennel paper thin by hand -- I got to live in NEW YORK!
Being away from home and living in the Big Apple was nothing short of a dream. Not only did I meet and make amazing friends from all around the world, I was exposed to the vegetarian food industry. A vegetarian food industry actually exists. Am I geek to geek out over this??
I even had the privilege of interning at two places: Pure Food and Wine (a raw vegan restaurant) and Dirt Candy (a vegetarian restaurant).
Ugh. Such an awesome experience, literally. I just got back from the trip a few days ago and am still suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
So right now, my homework is to write about the whole experience. Expect posts on:
- How easy peasy it was to be vegan in the city
- Cooking school
- Farm animal fun at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
- And lots of other fun stuff.
Ice cream. Only in New York can you get cake-flavored soft serve vegan ice cream. Lula's Sweet Apothecary, I will always hold you close to my heart. You too, New York.