Monthly Archives: November 2010

last day in Heuvelland, Belgium

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It has definitely been quite and experience here in Dranouter, Belgium.  After spending a month in Kobe Desramaults’ kitchen, I have learned to really appreciate what they are doing here.  How often do you have a chef that considers their … Continue reading

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Stages and Staging. Refining and Refinement.

The life of the stage isn’t pretty.  In fact at times, it gets downright grimey. For both the restaurant and the stage. For the stages themselves, you can spend years upon years busting your ass from the ground up in … Continue reading

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A baker adjusting to a foreign kitchen

We are coming into our last week and it’s a little bittersweet.  We feel at home in the kitchen and are starting to have some sense of belonging.  We’re becoming an integral part of the team.  We’re here to work … Continue reading

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A peek “In the hills” (In de Wulf)

1, Our walk to the restaurant. 2. The dining room 3. The kitchen 4. What in the world is a stage doing plating the food? 5. Rilette of crab and cod, winter purslane with winter purslane juice, potato, and wood … Continue reading

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Creaky bones

I had a “ah ha” moment after working with people who were mostly younger than me.  That moment was You’re Old. These 21-24 year old males had exponentially more energy than I.  I can’t keep up with their fast twitch … Continue reading

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A breath of fresh air.

Being here is like nothing I could have ever imagined. When I originally said that this place was in the middle of nowhere, who would have thought that to get to the restaurant I would have to step out of … Continue reading

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Staging in Europe (a quick update)

So we’ve travelled a long way to find out our euro power converter doesn’t work (apparently each EU country have slight differences), and our knives haven’t arrived; but when we got in on tuesday morning, no matter the circumstances, this … Continue reading

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Fine mess you’ve gotten yourself into here…

I’m sure there are a few questions. “Where are you going again?” In de Wulf in Dranouter, Belgium will be our first stop. Then we head to Copenhagen, Denmark where I’ll be at AOC and Geranium for a month each. … Continue reading

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It is now 1 am, and I should probably be asleep. But instead, I’ve created this blog to chronicle Karen and my travels over the next three months. There are many reasons that we’ve decided to go abroad, and sharpening … Continue reading

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