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Under the weather

I had a nice follow-up post to Sunday’s prelude but this winter weather has got me beat!  No matter what, winter always wins.  I’m feeling under the weather but I promised myself that I wouldn’t miss a post this year, at least try not to.  So, here I am.     Anyway, I’ve been researching… Continue reading Under the weather

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Women of Caliber Part II

Recently, I created a female chef biography lesson to accomplish a few important points.  First, I wanted to find a way to help my students begin to change the way we think about success.  Second, I wanted to bring to light the many women who contribute to the food industry as much as, if not more… Continue reading Women of Caliber Part II

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Women rise together

Graduation is always such a bittersweet time of year for me.  The fall ceremony is around the corner.  I try my best to reign my emotions in, but inevitably a few tears are shed. I try to give my students advice as they move forward in their lives and careers.  It’s difficult to pick just one thing… Continue reading Women rise together

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Women of Caliber Part I

Why is it that when we think of famous or successful chefs, the first ones that come to mind are usually men?  I’m by no means discounting their accomplishments.  Why don’t we mention or think of female chefs first? I ponder this often, both personally and professionally (as both a teacher and pastry chef).  Born… Continue reading Women of Caliber Part I