Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy as a...


...pig in mud!
Did you finish that saying correctly? If so, good for you. If not, you need an extended visit to North Carolina!
This is a recent photo taken of one of the pigs at Fickle Creek Farm where I am staying while assisting Chef Dorette Snover with her Teen Chefs Carolina On My Plate cooking week. But that could easily be a photo of moi! I am at "cooking camp" and having a blast! I am learning so much about the area I have lived in for 29 years. And I am so proud of the progress that has been made locally towards growing and eating the best food possible.
We began Week 2 yesterday and have already exhausted the 5 teen chefs with us this week. We have Jeremy, Zach, Aaron, Ryan and Shannon this week. Last week, we had Katie, Samantha, Rocky, Shelia, Anna and Ian.
I have so much to write about but very little time at the moment. I have taken pages and pages of notes and promise an update as soon as the week is over and life slows down. And even recipes from Executive Chef Colin Bedford at the Fearrington Inn and Umstead Hotel pastry chef Daniel Benjamin. As it is, though, I am up past curfew... Shhhh- don't tell Chef Dorette. She might not let me have dessert tomorrow.
Bon appétit, ya'll!

2 comments:

Salamanzar and Grand Poobah Wine Swami said...

I finished it..."side of bacon." I guess I am not thinking quite right. - Salamanzar

The Sabbatical Chef said...

And just how long have you lived in NC? I know you love bacon...