Tag Archives: culinary school

The French Culinary Institute Restaurant Review, L’Ecole.

28 Nov

Written by Anthony Ramos

With fond memories of my culinary alma matter, I stole away a Friday afternoon to have a cozy lunch at L’Ecole – the restaurant at The French Culinary Institute in SoHo. It was wonderful to be back in the neighborhood, but strange not to head straight to the kitchen, instead being led to a table for two. The restaurant was buzzing with activity as I imagined the kitchen was too. Continue reading

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Changing Careers to Culinary

28 Nov

Written by Chad Fraley, Brandon Maya and Andrea Scalici


FCI has proved over the last nine months to have not only a diverse curriculum (despite the “French” designation) but also a diverse group of individuals with which I have made this journey. One thinks upon enrolling in culinary school that he or she will be surrounded by prospective cooks and sous chefs to fill all of the restaurants in New York City. But the truth is, at least in my class, that those with aims toward the line are in the minority.  Continue reading

Macrobiotics, Simplified: 6 Keys to Life

16 Oct

Written by Andrea Scalici

In today’s over processed, under nourished, one-step, two-bite, quick and easy food world, it’s no wonder something like the Macrobiotic Diet seems strange and complicated. But the truth of the matter is that it’s the root of eating. Continue reading

Flavors of Macrobiotics: Raisin and Swiss Chard Quinoa

15 Oct

Recipe by Megan Moore
Macrobiotic Quinoa Recipe

(Serves 4)

Quinoa with Raisins and Pine Nuts
1  Cup Quinoa, rinsed for at least 5 minutes.
1 Cup of Chicken Stock
1 Cup water
2 lemons
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbsp Golden Raisins
2 scallions, chopped
¼ cup toasted Pine nuts
Salt to taste

1. Put Quinoa in a medium saucepan with water and chicken stock and tightly cover. Simmer for about 18 minutes. Continue reading

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4 Jul

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