Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Maymester Advanced Baking Class

Chef Vagasky's Advanced Baking Class, HOS 220, created many beautiful pastries during Maymester. This array of slices of marjorlaine torte just begged for a photograph!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CIC's Josh Shea Wins the Home Chef Division of Pearlstine's "Beer Meet Food, Food Meet Beer" Contest

As reported by T. Ballard Leseman in the Charleston City Paper, "the contest invited local cooks to enter either the Home Chef or Pro Chef category with an original recipe using any product from the Pearlstine family of products as an ingredient. A panel decided on the six finalists, who were then invited to cook their recipes at the Culinary Institute."
"In the Home Chef category," wrote Leseman, "Culinary Institute student Josh Shea wowed the panel with a beautiful dish of sautéed scallops over delicate risotto with beer blanc and beer caviar using New Belgium Mothership Wit, Sam Adams Imperial Stout, and Sam Adams Cream Stout. The scallops were perfectly cooked, and the blend of spicy and roasty beer flavors worked nicely with the entire dish."
For the complete story, see