Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Chef Illustrations by Pennsylvania Artist Kolene Spicher

From Poissonnier, Pastry and Dessert, and

Line Cook,  to the Saucier!

Types of Chefs 

I love to cook and I love a good chef.  Who doesn't.  One of my favorite past times ( I am reluctant to say is eating out).  I consider food a presentation an art when it's done correctly.  I love this little guy with his red checkered apron.  He just might be the Chef de Cuisine!  I love all cooking shows from Giada to Rachel Ray to Martha Stewart to Guy F.  I love them all.  What fun.  (IF I didn't mention your favorite show, it's because I am having a brain fade incident, but I watch them all!)

What's your fav pizza? 

I don't know what a pizza chef is called.  Before today, I would probably have said that he was in the Line Cook Category, but you know I am not so sure.  It takes some skill to throw a pizza.   I looked it up on Google and they call him a Pizzalolos or pizzaioli.  So there you have it!  Pizza, pizza! 

I think people are really interested in cupcakes.  Kids especially love to make them and so do adults, really.  I enjoy a good cupcake and so I thought, I must do a cupcake chef.  The icing is my fav part.  Make it ganache, please.  And chocolate.  
The Patissier! 
Even though the background is dark, these project light.  They just do.  They look lovely in my light white kitchen.  (See Below). 

The Saucier! 
These guys have an important job in the kitchen.  Sauces really are at the heart of cooking and understanding how to put them together, let me tell you, isn't the easiest of things to do.  You have to have a critical understanding of how one food affects another.  You have to understand proportions and how they affect overall flavor.  And don't forget that harmless spice that you think just a little will do...well, if it taste like licorice, DON'T use it.  LOL.  One time, I added too much Tarragon or Anise or fennel (can't remember) and oh boy.  Soup went into trash.  No one would eat it.  See, I don't have that critical understanding... sigh.  

Fruit pies, desserts, custards--THE DESSERT CHEF. 
I THINK a pastry chef and a dessert chef are different things.  I specifically love pastries but know that I am not a natural at making pie dough.  I love puff pastry, and I love filo, yet, I can not make either.  These guys have some talent! 

Lastly, I have the fish fry!  The poissonnier!  Oh how I love fish.  Check her out!  She's not quite finished. I believe that I will do one more beside these five, a meat cook chef or a Rotisseur! 

The Poissonneir (not to be confused with the poisoner) LOL 

Thanks for looking and now I am hungry! 

Take care. 


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