I'm just a 15 year old high school student in the Philadelphia suburbs with a love for food. I have an apprenticeship at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, and will be writing about my experiences there, as well as anything else that strikes my palate.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thanksgiving and More Eats 12/8/2011
Thanksgiving is a great holiday. No shit. I got to cook and relax and see my girl (pictured above) Kylie.
For Thanksgiving I made a leek-cornbread stuffing with hot italian sausage and granny smith apples.
Here's the finished product. Tasted incredible. Cornbread added a nice sweetness. I don't know why stuffing isn't a year round food.
Here's my uncle's turkey, we go to his house every year for thanksgiving.
Cousin's tofurkey. Looks scary. Tastes scary.
Aunt brought a chocolate cake. Incredible.
Pie on pie. Nothin like it.
Next day brunch with my friend. We shared a burger with bacon and a fried oyster sandwich with a fried egg on english muffin.
Here's my confited turkey legs getting brown in a pan. I confited the turkey in the sous vide supreme for 8 hours at 176 in butter after curing it in thyme and garlic and sage.
Here's the sous vide breast. Cooked at 146 for two hours then broiled.
Ma baked an apple pie.
Grilled leftover turkey sandwich with cheddar cheese.
Turkey-sweet potato hash. Grated then browned sweet potatoes with leftover leeks, garlic, onion and sage, added in turkey scraps, cooked till crispy.
Then threw in some sunny side up eggs.
Some sweet grilled beef with tumeric rice from a middle-eastern food truck. Great lunch.
Raspberry pastry from au bon pain.
3 AM sandwich from Wawa. Honey smoked turkey, spicy mustard, roasted red peppers, onions, whole wheat shorti.
BBQ chicken from the pizza place allegro's. Wow, this is really not that good sober.
Grilled chicken kabob from one of my favorite food trucks. It's got onion and pepper on it and I usually get it with a chipotle mayo.
Makin creme anglaise for ice cream.
Chipotle burrito bowl. So frikin good. I get double meat--barbacoa and steak--and then medium and mild salsa and pinto beans. So satisfying.
Racks of lamb to be sous vide.
Fridge stuffed with pizza dough.
Sous vide machine crankin away those lamb chops mid rare.
Dinner is served. Was able to prep at home over the past weekend then yesterday I cooked this dinner party for a friend of my mom. Sous vide lamb chops with romesco. Pulled chicken. Seared Scallops with asparagus, grilled veggies. I do the same din party every year. Nice that I live so close to school so that I can still do it.
And here's the raspberry crumble with homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert.