[Sca-cooks] OOP: What are they teaching are kids?

Euriol of Lothian euriol at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 2 10:32:48 PST 2010

Many of you may know that my eldest son and two of his best friends are in their second year in the culinary arts program at the county vocational school. So I like to get them involved when I'm cooking at home to see what they can teach me from their school and what I can teach them.

Yesterday I hosted my annual "Game Day" party which I like to just have the food be a variety of finger foods. Inspired by pairing some pancakes with cranberry sauce and lemon yogurt as a means to use up leftovers, I thought to use the little baked filo pastry shells and fill them with a layer of cranberry sauce that I had made for Christmas and top it off with a freshly made lemon curd. So I ask my son's friend to zest two lemons for me in order to make the curd, something he's not done before. So once he was done with the zesting, he asked me how he had done. I looked at the plate of zest and said "Great". I went to take care of something else for a moment and when I went to grab the plate of zest, all the zest was gone. I asked my son's friend "What happened to the zest?" He replied "I threw it away".  And sure enough, there it was in the garbage. He thought That I was just looking to have the lemon itself without the zest not knowing that it was the
 zest I was looking for (as well as the juice).

So... I just wonder exactly what they are teaching those kids in that culinary arts program as they are now into their second year.

I had a good laugh, and luckily more lemons... So he went back to the job of zesting the lemons.

 Euriol of Lothian, OP
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