Posts Tagged ‘Cutco’

So I have retreated to my home town of Olean to mend my financial fences after three years of globe trotting, business and personal misadventures all of which is chronicled in this blog. And the best thing is I am really feeling good about it.

Kate Sager at the Olean Times Herald wrote a really nice article OLEAN TIMES HERALD ARTICLE and I have been landing several new law and mediation clients each week. All good right?

knivesTomorrow I am teaching my first culinary class at Cutco Cutlery Company. Knife skills, because they make some hot ass sharp knives and Intro to Italian Cuisine because that is what I know. And, I am actually getting paid.

I must admit that I am still more excited about Italian cuisine than legal affairs but I have to pay the bills and I get to have some fun cooking at the same time.

I hope to get some good photo’s to use in my next post.

Stay tuned.







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Today we have our 4th of 7 theory tests and our 2nd of 3 practical tests. I’ll do a good post tomorrow and let you know the results. Just a few photo’s to start your day. I am getting pretty good at this. I hope its on today’s test.

Filleting a Pompano, a round, saltwater fish.

Step 1. Remove guts, fins and head. Rinse.

Using long strokes with a very sharp fillet knife work carefully along the back bone from head to tail. Remove fillet 1 and trim. Fish pliers are used to remove pin bones.

Both Fillets removed, bones and head get disgorged an used for fish stock. Cutco scissors, the best in the world and made in Olean, in background.

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Pizza Day at the Italian Culinary Academy.

Pizza Margarita with Carl's own intense Basil salsa. Hopefully someone from Cutco is reading this blog as sees the knives I leave laying about my ICA cooking station!

Photo’s have a way of moving you that words cannot. The visual impact of a photo is similar to the visual impact of food. A blind taste test just doesn’t have theĀ  same impact on your taste buds as observing a visually appealing plate of something expected to be delicious. The same is true for photo’s from home. Mary recently described over the telephone the Spring time developments occurring at our home. The tulips coming up, the forsythia blooming better than ever before and a pair of Blue birds perched on the branch of a tree in our front yard. Even though I planted the tulips and have seen them in bloom for several years and have been pruning and attending to the forsythia bushes since we moved in 8 years ago, and have seen Bluebirds in our yard on numerous occasions the mere talk of these things did not make me homesick.

Then today, Mary emailed me photos of these fairly ordinary occurences and OMG for the first time since I arrived in New York on March 11 I yearned for home. Not that I am thinking of going home mind you but the photos moved me in a way that mere words could not.

Take a look!

Forsythia, WindVahl Farm, April 2010.

Bluebirds, WindVahl Farm April 2010.

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