From Biology to Baking
I love being in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, talking, drinking.
My current job is as a collections assistant at a natural history museum. It is a great job that has taken me to the other side of the world and made me some awesome friends, but it’s not my real passion. I can’t get cooking out of my head. I think about food all day and plan my free time around baking something and making a delicious dinner.
I realized a while ago that continuing my education in biology would be futile because I would always wonder if I could have been successful with a job in the food world. So I decided to go for it. I starting looking around at culinary schools and thought it would be best to go to the DC area because I know someone who is planning on opening a bakery there. I have a plan, and I’m going to make it happen.
– Attend the Art Institute of Washington to get a degree in Culinary Arts with a focus in Baking and Pastry.
– Write a blog chronicling my experience and one day write my own cookbook.
Materials and Methods:
– Hungry Friends
– Money I don’t have
To make this delicious dream come true I am going to pack it up with my handsome boyfriend and our bat-shit crazy dog to go to a bigger city to learn a whole new trade. There will be lots of techniques to master and ingredients to taste. I will whisk, knead, and chop my way through two years of classes. I will take my first business class and learn about the chemistry of food. I will probably gain five (no, lets be honest…10) pounds. I will bake. I will undoubtedly burn myself.
I am totally pumped about this new life and know that it is the right one for me. I dream about how fun my culinary classes will be and can’t wait to get started. I will get to read cookbooks for homework! So awesome. Keep checking in here for recipes and updates on my journey.