Finding my place

Well, I’ll admit it. It was actually easier for me to get up and running in London than it was in San Francisco! Instead of a couple of days to find a job and a room, it took more than a week! I could barely afford it, but I got an amazing studio apartment in […]

The Cheese Guru

From October, 2009 I am officially in love with a cheese guru. He wore a bow tie! There is only one word for our first cheese lecture. Inspiring. The man knows his stuff! We worked our way through Greek Yoghurt, Vulscome, Selles Sur Cher, Fromage Frais, Buffalo Mozzarella, Somerset Camembert, Emmental, Stilton Cropwell Bishop, Reggiano, […]


From October, 2009 Okay. This time I screwed up. Remember when I mentioned that the metric system was going to be the end of me? ML bit me today. On the very first day that we were to make something that needed to be seasoned properly, I used way, way too much vinegar. Soooo… if […]

Day One and How to Cut Vegetables

From October, 2009 Today I learned how to cut vegetables! No, really!! Today’s focus in class was on technique. In cooking, it’s incredibly important to make sure that you are absolutely precise in every detail that goes into the food that you make. For example, if you don’t have your vegetables cut exactly the same […]

Tasting Everything

Welcome to Tasting Everything, formerly known as the Profane Chef. This is just my story of cooking from Minnesota to London, in San Francisco, and then on to Napa, CA.