I’m watching Top Chef 11 and there was mention of putting on the jacket and everything becoming real. I’ve heard contestants say it before, but I guess because I now know that feeling- I get it.
I’ve been in culinary school for a little over a month now and it’s finally starting to feel…normal. For a really long time it was this mirage and I was not sure that I did not make a giant mistake. But I’m in the kitchen 3 nights a week and I feel more comfortable there than I do at work at this point. Putting on my jacket has become a routine, but it also feels fucking fantastic EVERY TIME. Prepping for foods, cutting myself while sharpening my knives, burning myself with steam while I cook….Hell, even cleaning up the kitchen at night have become a part of me. They’re no longer things I do at home, they’re how I’ll make a living in the future and I love doing them!!! ( I could do without the burning and the cutting…obviously. But I’m a clutz! Ha!)
P.S. I made a Basil Oil Poached Tilapia with Corn, Mushroom and Truffle Oil Risotto, which came out amazing….but scarfed it down before I could get any pictures…I’ll do a repeat soon enough and maybe add a recipe….oooohhhhh