Sometimes, adventures in the kitchen don’t go as planned.
Bowls get dropped, baking soda get forgotten and things just get all around messy. Sorta like if you scorch your pudding and then have to soak the pot for two hours.
I hate that.
oh! also the entire act of making mashed potatoes kind of makes me want to disappear into a cave with nothing but a bottle of wine, a box of graham crackers and a jar of nutella…but that’s normal, right?
It really doesn’t matter how great of a chef you are, sometimes things just go south and all you can do is sit back, drink a glass of wine and laugh it off while eating a stale pb&j.
Wine is great in situations like that.
This morning, I’d like to talk about our greatest culinary blunders. Whether you mistook sugar for salt, forgot the yeast or lit the cat’s tail on fire, I want to hear about it.
It was 2008 and I was in my very last class in culinary school. I had made biscuits hundreds of times before without any problem but that night, when it actually mattered, I went a little too fast.
Unknowingly, I waited eagerly by the oven for my beautiful biscuits to puff up, but after ten minutes they just shriveled up like stones.
I started to sweat. The truth was obvious.
At the end of the evening, I had to present my final product to Chef who just looked at me, laughed and then gave me an F.
There was this other time…involving an unbaked loaf of challah bread rising in our family dog’s stomach…
But that’s another story for another time.