Monday, November 20, 2006

A Small Victory

We're doing a different Ravioli now. Celery root and black truffles. We made a small batch to test out the filling. I thought it needed more truffles and salt. Scott who was also tasting the ravioli said that it was supposed to be subtle, like you're not supposed to be "hit over the head" with the truffles. Then I said that I could only taste the truffles when I really focused on them. To which he replied, "Its ok, you're still developing your palate". That pissed me off. There really were not enough truffles. The next day Jason showed me how to make the new filling. By the time we were finished with the first full batch of filling Jason had drastically increased amount of truffles and truffle oil in proportion to the test batch with no encouragement from me to do so.

Truffles are one of the best things in the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

pallet:noun:1 a portable platform on which goods can be moved, stacked, and stored, esp. with the aid of a forklift. 2 a flat wooden blade with a handle, used to shape clay or plaster. 3 an artist's palette. 4 a projection on a machine part, serving to change the mode of motion of a wheel. • (in a clock or watch) a projection transmitting motion from an escapement to a pendulum or balance wheel.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

palate:noun:1 the roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the nose and the mouth in vertebrates. 2 a person's appreciation of taste and flavor, esp. when sophisticated and discriminating : a fine range of drink for sophisticated palates.

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Anonymous kjell said...

mmm truffles.

how did the month without go?

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