Chef Lshawtay : Knife Skills

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Orange Supreme !

 

 

I’d like to think of my self as a Chef or one in the making ! I have a lot of fun in the kitchen , last year I made a few YouTube Videos about What’s In My Bag : Grocery Store Edition, which i’ll post later this week. One of the great things about living in Ann Arbor is there is Sur La Table just outside of Downtown! On my Instagram account you can find pictures from the classes I have taken : Croissants as well as Macrons.  While I cannot say I’ve mastered either or could make them 100% perfect at home, I’d give it a try ! Photographed in this blog you’ll see photos from my Knife Skills course.

Photographed first we have the Orange Supreme, which was actually the last thing we did in the class.  This was an interesting trick that I never even thought about. Unfortunately I have an allergy to oranges and the squirting of the juice makes me break out in hives, but thats for another day! It kind of reminds me of how oranges come in a can, which I think is vile.

I would love to demonstrate this trick for friends of mine, I feel like it is a very fancy look for an orange slice! 

We learned about the different parts of the knife and how they are made and put together. NOT ALL KNIVES ARE THE SAME! You may see a famous Knife brand on special sale, but it is for a reason!! It is not the same high quality of the original line thats full price.

Sharpening your knives is very important ! Granted the women who taught the class is a professional Chef and has gone to Pastry School, I do believe her advice. She has been going to the same guy who is like 80 to sharpen her knives for over a decade!

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All of the ingredients photo’d surprisingly turned into an amazing Pico De Gallo!! We learned to to properly chop a tomato – this was another troubling one for me as I have an allergy to them as well ! I did wear gloves which were very helpful and I would recommend any one would for the sake of cleanliness & smell. Came in handy for doing the onions as well 😉

 

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Pico!

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Not Photo’d is the Bread Knife with ridged edges !

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