Edible flowers in a salad… WOW !
Oct15

Edible flowers in a salad… WOW !

Version française Flashy colors, elegance and surprising taste… Flowers will always find a way to surprise me ! I discovered all these edible flowers and plants when I was wwoofing in the “Quinta do Barbeito” a 2 hectares botanical garden in the north of Portugal where Guy Miklos, a permaculture expert and botanical lover was hosting us. I’ve been able to taste and mix all of them even if we were already in...

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3. ATW : A todo list to change your life
Jun02

3. ATW : A todo list to change your life

Version française Some of us think that moving from one life to another is easy, some of us think that change in general is a nightmare…  And for myself, now I just know that the truth is somewhere in the middle. Here is my personnal recipe for a new life, just in case… Recipe for one person, preparation 4 years. 1. Ask yourself what are your personnal values, needs and limits Discovering your personnal values can be a...

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Cooking diploma – S3E2 – Menu
Jan07

Cooking diploma – S3E2 – Menu

Version française 1st draft of my diploma menu… 2015 and its road trip from Turkey to Japan… but 2015 and its final cooking diploma first ! Pass an exam at 30 when you thought you were done “for good” with school is not easy, but when you have to… well you have to ! 175 days before my farewell, I’m already working on my menu and today is the day where I tell you what it should look like. I’m...

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1. ATW: Decision taken
Dec17

1. ATW: Decision taken

Version française The 1st of July 2015, I’ll be traveling from Turkey to Japan for one full year! OK, here I am, my fare is planned and paid, the date of departure is set, my boss knows about my trip and the fact that I’ll just leave the company mid 2015… In 6 months and a half, I’ll be in a plane for Istanbul !!!! YAY ! I can’t wait for this incredible adventure to start. I’ll have one year to...

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Cooking diploma – S3E1
Sep17

Cooking diploma – S3E1

Version française What does a final cooking exam look like? Here is what the students at IRL (Institut Roger Lambion / Ceria) have to do I don’t have every details yet but I already know the following: Practical – In front of the educational team of the school and the jury  Cooking: Create a Menu for 5 persons with only 60 Euros 2 ingredients imposed: Salmon (starter) and veal (main course) The topic of this year is...

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Eats To West is back to school
Sep12

Eats To West is back to school

French version What foodie surprises for this new year? One last year before my big adventure out of Europe, it’s time to be organized to welcome my last and new challenges. Let’s check the schedule… Did you say new? 100 hours of internship in this 2 stars restaurant where I spent an amazing evening, “Bon Bon” (sorry I never translated this post, but you can still have a look at the pictures). I hope to...

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Generation W
Mar12

Generation W

Version Française A new gastronomic adventure all around Wallonia ^^ The 17th of february: The Facebook page “Génération W” told us about these 101 culinary passports allowing us to try to be part of a huge banquet prepared by 10 of the best chefs in Belgium. What do we have to do: – Be part of the 101 first persons who ask for this passport – Travel all around Wallonia for 10 months in order to get 5 visas on...

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Day 1
Mar12

Day 1

Version française Emmanuelle broiler of the night or “how to be lucky from start to finish” ^^ YAY, it’s done! My first day in the professional world of cooking is now just an old memory… But such a cool one! I’m now sure of one thing « chef » is one of the most beautiful job in the world but also one of the hardest. Let’s start from the beginning… After a quick tour in the hotel/restaurant and a few administrative tasks,...

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Chocolate show
Feb15

Chocolate show

Version française Another chocolate sunday What is “le salon du chocolat? (official info) At the beginning, this show comes from Paris and opened in 1994. Since then, the concept has been spread all over the big cities like New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Bologne, Cairo, Seoul… and Brussels this year! You’ll find there (at least in Brussels): Mainly, chocolate maker’s booths where you can buy… chocolate! Yes the...

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My first rush
Jan18

My first rush

Version française A strange monday evening in the Ceria’s world… A charity banquet has been served by an ex Top Chef participant during our cooking class… At 7.00 pm we have been upgraded from cooking students to chef assistant (freak ouuuuuuuut ^^) 120 meals served, 4 courses… and only 4 hours. I won’t do any comment on the behavior of our “wonderful” colleagues of the night (A.K.A. Mister D. and his team… Top chef season...

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