Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I Want to go Back to School

I want to go back to school.  Right this minute, that can't happen.  So I set out to learn from where I am.  And it's interesting to me, how I got what I needed.

I was at work doing cook's peppers, which is (or was), a messy and time consuming process.  On the ride home, I knew there had to be a better way.  Just had to find it.

That same night, Tim popped on Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course.  Guess what the first video included?  I kid you not, peppers.   How great is that?

The next morning at work, I tried Ramsay's method and it was sublime.  Absolute heaven.  A joy to prep.

I love how my knife glides around and under the pepper, leaving behind the seeds and fiberous innards.

And soon, Ramsay's book (UK version), will be in my hot little hands.  The book titled, Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course, works in conjunction with the videos.  And whilst I may not be in a classroom (just yet), I will be learning, practicing, and writing about it along the way.

I feel happy.

Look at these babies.  NO waste.  NO mess.
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51 comments:

  1. Always be a learner--that's what I think.

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  2. I wish school was free

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  3. He's a shouter but he's good!

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    1. He knows his stuff, that's for sure. I like that the book ties into the videos.

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  4. That is pretty amazing. I had to slice peppers for yesterday's supper and mine didn't look anything like that! :)

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    1. Did you get to see the video? The peppers are within the first five minutes, I believe.

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  5. Sounds like you don't need school, Ivy, just a mountain of Gordon Ramsay videos, some books and a lot of free time ;)

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    1. I would love proper training.

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  6. It is amazing the things you can learn on YouTube! This is a great time to be a home learner!

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    1. You Tube is how I learned to chop chickens. Great way to learn. Totally agree.

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  7. I learnt how to do that from a lesser TV chef Malcolm Haradine (no you probably do not know him) but he has worked for me doing demo's in my shops. Top guy by the way. It's a fun method.

    I have actually worked with Gordon Ramsey (the real one) and when away from the paying public I never heard him swear. I now work with a different Gordon Ramsey, not sure how good his cooking is but he is a great help in the office LOL

    Ian

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    1. He doesn't swear in this video either but when he does the American shows, the really highlight it. I much prefer the UK Kitchen Nightmares, back in the day.

      Neat that you got to work with him. Did you enjoy it? What did you do?

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    2. I did enjoy it but it was really tough. 10 days away from home working from 5am till around 11pm and no time to phone home and my oldest was three and youngest just one so it was even harder on my wife.

      It was all to do with the good food show at Birmingham NEC, Jamie Oliver gave me a signed book after ragging me about being there later than him LOL. I had a stand selling cookware but got to chat with quite a few of the celebrity chefs so it was a lot of fun but I was really happy when it ended

      Ian

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    3. That is very cool. Have you ever gone to BBC's Good Food Show? I would LOVE to go there.

      Jamie Oliver seems like a nice guy, from what I've seen of him on videos.

      Very cool that you got to meet him and the others.

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  8. Wow, I'm going to try that. I hate slicing peppers but love eating them.

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    1. The peppers are in the first part of the video, first five minutes I believe. I'm tellin' ya, it's wonderful.

      Happy Slicing.

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  9. Nice technique, Whisk! I enjoy Gordon Ramsey's work, especially his attitude that the worst sin is not a lack of skill, but having a lack of passion for one's craft.

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    1. I agree very much with that.

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  10. It's nice to hear that you're happy! I hope you find a way to make your dream come true!

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  11. Glad you are happy. You need to teach me how to do this!! So cool!

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    1. It's in the first few minutes of the video. Or come on by and we'll slice peppers before we go couponing.

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  12. Very stylie! Gee you're clever. :)

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  13. Super cool. I love to take classes whenever I can and this is a perfect way to get the results without having to pay for the course. :D

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    1. Just pay for the book and the ingredients, but that's okay with me. Though I would like formal training.

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  14. Dang, girl! I need to learn how to do that. I always end up with those freakin' seeds all over the place.

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    1. It's right in the first two or so minutes of his video. Great stuff.

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  15. It's fun to learn when you want to know the subject. Glad you're having fun!

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    1. It really is fun to when I want to know the subject. This is very true.

      Hope your weekend is rockin'.

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  16. That's so cool you found an easier way to slice peppers! My easier way of cooking means someone else does it - but I'll do the dishes :)

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    1. If you do the dishes, I'll be happy to cook us a nice supper. And a good bake for dessert.

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  17. Pepper sculpture! That's very cool; I'll have to check it out; peppers are always such a mess but this looks so efficient.

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  18. Very cool. Always good when something makes you happy!

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    1. The financial cost won't make me happy, but learning these little lessons sure does.

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  19. Neat!! I love cutting peppers, even if they don't end up with the innards all nicely lined up and compact like that. ;o)

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    1. I find cutting them relaxing. I don't know why I do, but I do.

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  20. Yay! I have been having fun cooking healthy, yummy meals lately, which is new for me.

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  21. So cool!

    It's always good to keep learning, it keeps us vibrant and in a constant state of amazement. I've been trying a lot of new things in the kitchen recently, so I know how you feel.

    Have fun with his cookery course! I can't wait to see the pics of the results, you always make my mouth water.

    Jai

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    1. Cool beans on trying new stuff in the kitchen. I'm always in experiment mode - just fun that way.

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  22. Me encanta el pimiento felicidades en el curso de cocina,hugs.

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    1. Felicidad en la cocina es buena.

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  23. Learning is good and well done, you. As far as Gordon Ramsay, please, please keep him over there.

    I know, I'm a bit late for the show. Sorry about that.

    Gary :)

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    1. Learning is so much fun. Do you cook?

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  24. Does Ramsay's course involve screaming every foul word in the English language at anyone five feet away?

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