Hi againHi again,
Thank you all very much for a very warm welcoming!
I've had the chance to read more on this site since my last post I found already a lot of useful information. I showed this page to my boyfriend when I got home last night and he was instantly searching for posts of coffee and was also taken in. I guess he will be signing up shortly.
Back to my original question: Thanks to you all for the great ideas. I had been thinking about getting some hands on experience first, just to see if I would like it. I would like to know more about what a day in a professional chef's life is like... I also never realized that there were so many different directions and things you could do within this field, and this is what I will start looking at straight away. (This way I can look for the right place to test out!). So lots of stuff for me to read (yes!!!)!
Athenaeus, study, study, study and practice, practice, practice - I will! (PS. I also wanted to be a lawyer and got myself a summer job running errands at a great law firm (I was about 14), it was great. Let's just say I got distracted thereafter and never made it to law school!)
Then I will also have to clarify something(Anneke and Mezzaluna), I am living in Gent right now but I am not from Belgium at all. I'm half Icelandic and half Faroese (from the Faroe Islands) which curiously makes me Danish and living in Belgium. I've been here for 3 years, the people are friendly, the chocolate is great and it is really easy to travel around Europe, so I love most of it! Especially Gent!
I guess I started cooking because I was so far away from home, and occasionally was missing some good old traditional Faroese/Danish food, but the turning point was really when I found BBC's Good Food Magazine in my paper shop. They are great for beginners, since most of their dishes cannot go wrong! At this point my boyfriend also became interested in cooking, and we have really developed a passion for trying new things in the last year or two.
What do we like cooking? Well, to be honest everything. Since we both love spices and lots of vegetables, we regularily tend to cook asian food, but we are really trying to vary the menu, so it is interesting. During the week we mostly cook dinner, and then it is preferably not such a long affair, but during the weekend anything can happen. This weekend, the new thing we are going to try is a few cocktails (birthday party and festive season coming up!!) !
Gotta go, we are going to the green groces and the butcher so this Sunday's session can begin, I am sure you understand!
See you soon,