Teaching Tips

Oct 19, 2017, 23:41

“The Art of Presentation” Workshop, L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg (Part 2):

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 18:25
  • One way to show how important following directions and a goal of mise en place is: I would give a basic biscuit recipe to two students per group and let them go to work. (This would be before we had really worked in the kitchen.) After the biscuits are all finished, I would have them pick the best one for display. Put them all in a line in front of class. Discuss the weight and texture and color of each biscuit. I would begin by saying, “We did all have the same recipe.” To complete the lesson, we would discuss how important proper procedures are when cooking to get all results the same. (LF)