After seasoning or flavoring the food, proper tasting is just as important. You sould always taste eveything! Never use your fingers, use a clean/sanitized spoon. A good taste consists of about 2 tablespoons of product.
The biggest surprise today was while discussing the physiology of taste. Everyone knows the main tastes four- bitter,salty,sweet, and sour. But a fifth, called Umami, is now used. Think of the Kikkoman comercials... Umami means Delicious. It refers to the richness, fullness or savoriness of a food.
At the end of class we meet with the Carreer Services department to work on our resumes. They distributed HP netbooks to us all and we hooked them up right there in the kitchen. It was quite a site with all the cords and routers all over the place. The cool part about the Career Services dept is our resumes are up loaded in to the system and are available for all 13 Le Cordon Bleu locations for help in job placement and a multitude of employers also have access to the site. In some cases, you could be contacted by an employer before you contact them.
|Getting hooked up to the web|