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Friday, February 18th, 2005

I just spent an hour looking through 20+ recipes for chocolate mousse. I’m not going to make a molded mousse, but it will be presented more or less in plated fashion. I think the CIA’s tome (The New Professional Chef) has a good standard mousse. Classic mousse. None of this shortcut crap with gelatin (blegh!), or pudding (gasp!).

I haven’t done serious baking in a while. I guess mousse isn’t serious baking, it’s more like beating the hell out of eggs. But flan, baklava, soufflé, pastry cream puffs – that’s a good bit of hands on baking! Fun fun fun.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

For dinner tonight, I made pasta. It’s a recipe from Jeremy’s parents. Simple to make: pesto, chicken, garlic, roasted bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and some lemon basil rotini. Oh, and sprinkled liberally with freshly grated parmesan: