"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."
-Julia Child


The English vs The French

The Scone. A traditional British quick bread eaten at "tea time."

Our head pastry chef, Chef Ian, is away for a bit so the new head chef is this wonderful french woman who no speak so much English.... Chef Simone.
This is where the dispute all began- Chef Jeff (originally from Manchester) saw the scones we had prepared. First came the look on his face, his eyes wide open, and then... "Those are not scones." and then "My mum would be ashamed."

He expected these British treats to be quite tall, perfect to cut in half with a little jam, and create a little sandwich.
Chef Simone was not into that. "How could you eat so much?" "In France we would never serve such a large item!"

I decided to go with Chef Simone for the smaller look. What do I know of scones? Other than the dunkin donuts ones with the large sugar crystals on top... And well these are much easier to eat and that's what really matters...

Golden Raisin and Walnut Scones

The Buttermilk Biscuit

Three Soups. All made with vegetable stock.

1. Vichyssoise aka a simple white leek and potato soup
2. Butternut squash soup with sauteed cilantro stems for a flavor I WISH YOU WERE IN THE KITCHEN TO SMELL creamed with a dash of coconut milk
3. Lentil soup

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