Friday, October 15, 2010


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...

The veganize-a-cookie experiment

playing with a cookie recipe to turn a crap cookie into an awesome vegan one,

Apple galette

baking galettes to high heavens such that I can whip one up with my eyes closed,

Salad with orange and fennel

and slicing fennel paper thin by hand -- I got to live in NEW YORK!

Brooklyn's view of Manhattan

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).

Internship days

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:
  1. How easy peasy it was to be vegan in the city Amuse bouche
  2. Cooking school
  3. Farm animal fun at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Farm animal fun!
  4. And lots of other fun stuff.
 Let me end this post with...

Cake flavored ice cream

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.


  1. Good for you! What a wonderful experience. I can't wait to read more about it.

  2. i love this post marie. i can't wait to read (and taste) more of your cooking adventures! soon enough you'll be pioneering the vegan industry in manila. hat's off to you! :)

  3. Welcome home Marie! :) Let's catch up soon please!