My classmates and I
The Three Featured Cooking Modalities
My classmates and I
The Three Featured Cooking Modalities
Over the last 6 months I’ve taken thousands of photos (literally) and most of them are of food. (I had to upgrade to the 64 g iPhone 5 to hold all my stuffff) So here’s some pictures for you from my culinary school life. If you have any questions about any of the food in the pictures leave a comment!
We’re getting into the Halloween Spirit here at the Natural Epicurean!
Raspberry Coulis + Nut Milk Bag = freakishly cool/gross heart.
All of this dishes were prepared during our dry cooking methods class at the Natural Epicurean!
Questions? Leave me a comment below!
Couch pesto > regular pesto
3 oz. Fresh Basil
juice from 1 lemon
2 tbsp. roasted hemp seeds (happy-hemp.com)
1/3 cup vegan cheese (or whatever cheese you like)
Salt and pepper to taste!
Hey everyone! This is my first official cooking video for you since I’ve been down in Austin. If you have specific questions surrounding technique or anything else, leave a comment below!
My pig and I had fun making this for you. (ps. The videos will get better as I continue to bust them out for you!)
Today at the Natural Epicurean we did a Wet Cooking Methods lab!
Tanner introduces how he’s going to bring you the beets…or bring you the beans…or bring you the, I dont know. Are any of those actual sayings?
They are now!
Where do I even start?
Well….at my grandparents house I guess! On Tuesday I posted about how I was coming down to Austin Texas to visit the Natural Epicurean. Well after surviving fun turbulence, my grandpa’s aggressive driving, and multiple doughnuts being waved in my face. (My grandpa likes to taunt me since I can’t eat gluten.) Horseshoe Bay was within my view. This resort town in the hill country of Texas has been my second or third home for about 10 years. I would come and visit my grandparents at least once a year…sometimes staying in this retirement paradise for 1 month at a time. Yea, I was semi-retired at 12 years old.
Well 50 miles away, the city of Austin holds one of the most exciting schools I’ve ever visited. I first found out about the Natural Epicurean after interviewing one of their distinguished alumni, Christy Morgan (aka The Blissful Chef) on my radio show! literally 2 weeks after finding out that this school existed, I had a plane ticket to check it out. I don’t waste time…that’s for sure!
If you want more information about this school, just visit their website! (even though I halfway don’t even want to tell you about it, since I want it to stay a hidden gem.)
Obviously I liked my visit…but let me tell you exactly why!
Reason #1: Every single person that I met at the school radiated passion, excitement, and love. I have never felt so welcomed! The program is fantastic of course…but when you have people in charge of it that are literally out to change the world with what they do, you are automatically reeled in.
Reason #2: As my grandparents and I quickly turned into the parking lot after almost missing the turn…each of us had the same reaction at about the same time. “Wow, this place is small.” The Natural Epicurean is actually in a small shopping center, which actually got me crazy excited. As many of you know, I currently go to the Entrepreneurship Focus Program…which is a small, intimate environment where learning just explodes. Well this Culinary School drew me in because it has a very similar feel to the focus program I go to now. The students all have similar interests, passion is prevalent just opening up the door, and the future just gets brighter and brighter when you talk to the enthusiastic staff. This small environment is definitely a plus, something that gets me extremely excited.
Reason #3: I know very little about the subjects that the school teaches. Ever since I was 12 years old I’ve been going through cooking text books and creating a library to help me with any kind of cooking questions I might have. Well the Natural Epicurean is a plant-based cooking program and teaches all of their students in the following disciplines:
All of these topics have never really even crossed my mind before…and since I’m always wanting to learn something foreign to me, this school seems to be perfect.
One question I have is: How will I give up Bacon? (I think I could probably handle it)
So will I be blogging from Austin Texas in the future? I’ll have to keep you up to speed about that. For now I’ll just be busy changing the world like usual. (I gotta tell ya…once I get together with the world changers at the Natural Epicurean..Super Hero Status will be achieved)
Make sure to check out this blog, from a student currently at the school!
I’m in Texas until Sunday, Soaking up the feeling of the future. More Blogs will be coming your way once I get back to the big city of Lincoln Nebraska.
What are you doing to change the world? Have a great recipe to share with me?
Comment on this post, or tweet me!
For me, March Madness has nothing to do with Basketball…and everything to do with plain madness. In a good way though! The last few weeks have been lined with speaking events, food, and radio…which are all things I love! So March, you’re looking good to me.
Be on the lookout for blogs this week and next week for sure. I’ve been slacking because of my schedule…but don’t worry. Pictures, quotes, recipes, and stories are coming your way.
Right now I’m sitting in the airport on my way to Austin Texas! I’ve enjoyed a Breakfast prepared by Wolfgang puck himself, and I also slurped down an unnaturally green Jamba juice.
Why am I headed to Austin? Well I get to visit the Natural Epicurean Culinary School! Two weeks ago I had Christy Morgan, aka The Blissful Chef on my radio show. She’s the author of Blissful Bites, a completely Vegan cookbook. (Find the podcast here) She was talking about this school…and it really peaked my interest. Do I think I could go Vegan? No…not at all. But I’d love to be able to really take in everything that this school can offer. I’ll let you know what I think about it once I visit.
So for now I’ll leave you with a quote…a futuristic quote as I look at a potential college. (seriously…I can’t even believe I’m looking a colleges.) I’ll be staying with my Grandparents down in TX…so hopefully I can get you guys a recipe this week too!
“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
-John M. Richardson, Jr. quotes
I don’t know about you…but I’m going to make it happen.