Torrone Time

October 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Opted out of class today to go spend the afternoon with Gianfranco, the world’s friendliest baker, to learn how to make a batch of torrone from scratch. Best 3 pound weight gain yet.

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Hazelnuts, honey, egg whites, mix, lay out, lick clean, lift, press, eat and repeat.


1 year and 250 posts later…

July 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow marks my one year departure from the stars and stripes… I could really use a hamburger.

Completely unrelated, but I got to use this sketch for a presentation! Rave reviews, teacher chuckled, I win.

Hey there weight gain!

July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

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So I’ve been shadowing a baker (ciao Gianfranco!) all week for an ethnographic study on a food space. 10 pounds in bacis, foccacias, gianduias and piadinas later, I’m left with tight pants, large cheeks, a vague memory of what my body used to be and a self imposed gluten diet.

Oh the plights of a gastronome…


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