It has been awhile since my last post but I've been rather busy over the past year. My grand Yakudoshi experiment has truly been an "adventure." What did I do? Here are some of the highlights:
February 2012 - Certification in Sanitation...so I guess I have some credentials now.
March 2012 - Traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, The Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Expanded my knowledge of European cuisine.
April 2012 - Planned and cooked lunch for 300 at Defending the Gate. SO MUCH FOOD and they ate most of it.
May 2012 - Started culinary school.
September 2012 - Went home for the Okinawan Festival and learned how to make andagi.
September 2012 - Volunteered in the Green Room at Intervention (http://interventioncon.com/) and was asked to return as staff next year. Catered the BSR (http://www.bomb-shelter-radio.com/) party.
December 2013 - Hosted DBF's parents for Christmas for the first time.
January 2013 - First SCA feast as head cook in 10 years. Lunch and dinner for 50ish and came in over $100 under budget. Got my money's worth from those whole chickens.
April 2013 - Took over as head retainer to the Baron and Baroness of Bright Hills. Many "light lunches" in my future.
May 2013 - Traveled to the Barony of Madrone, An Tir (Seattle, WA) to work in my friend's kitchen at Crown Tourney. Packed my knives and had a great weekend in a camp kitchen.
May 2013 - Invited to be Kaffeeklatsche Chef (set-up and refresh the coffee and snacks) at Balticon (http://www.balticon.org/).
August 2013 - Pennsic! First time in over 7 years and I spent the long weekend cooking. Worked with House Blackstar/Barony of Bight Hills to do Mongolian BBQ night, dinner for the King and Queen of Atlantia and guests, and Baronial Meet and Greet/Baron Chirhart's Birthday. Plus I decorated two cakes on-site...decorating with butter cream while camping!
August 2012 - Ran the Green Room, Enabler Party, and BSR (http://www.bomb-shelter-radio.com/) live broadcast party at Intervention (http://interventioncon.com/).
September 2013 - Traveled to the Shire of Ballachlagan, AEthelmearc (New Manchester, WV) to work in Master Huon's (http://www.godecookery.com/) kitchen.
I did some other, non food related, things as well. There's so many things that I want to share with you and I hope you stick around to find out how this story unfolds.