A blast from my CIA Boot Camp past
Have any of you been following the “Around the World in 80 Dishes” series that epicurious.com has been producing over the past few months? They teamed up with chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America to shoot a weekly video series with information, demonstrations, and recipes for 80 of the world’s most iconic dishes. It’s a pretty interesting series — I already have my eye on a few recipes to try (here’s the complete list of dishes they’re going to make.)
Guess who appeared in the latest video, demonstrating how to make Malaysian Chicken Curry? The Chef who taught my CIA Boot Camp session, Hinnerk von Bargen! Yay! It was fun to watch the video and to hear his voice again. The curry looks pretty fabulous, too. He actually shot the video during the week my class was there, and I remember him telling us about the induction burner that he used for the demo — it’s neat new technology, but I think I still prefer seeing the gas flame on my stove.