L’école

École is French for school. (noun)

Our constant dissatisfaction with the status quo has somewhat led us down a path of continuous learning. We believe that learning provides great new perspectives and widens one’s horizon; it angers, annoys, induces fear…yet, it never fails to excite and fulfill.

Here, we are glad to share our food-related learning journey…do join us on this journey by providing any inputs that you may have!

[Prague] An Unexpected Evening

[Prague] An Unexpected Evening

As we usher in the long weekend, I got reminded of how much I am yearning to travel. Gone are the days that I made use of each and every public holiday/business trip/school holiday to travel. These days, I am grounded by my obligations – obligations that I am glad to have the opportunity toRead More

Happy to be Back!

Happy to be Back!

Nope, I am definitely not thrilled to have been missing in action in the blogosphere *sheepish*. But I sure am happy to be back! Back in every sense – 1) I have moved home for good, finally! Parting was definitely not easy…but, how I missed my homeland so. 2) I vow to be more regularRead More

[LCB] Superior Cuisine – Restaurant Classes

[LCB] Superior Cuisine – Restaurant Classes

Time flies! It’s been 14 months since I left the corporate world and 11 months since my move to Sydney. Looking back, much has been achieved during this period and I am truly grateful for the opportunities that came along. Now, to finish off my blog series on Superior Cuisine….the all exciting Restaurant Classes! First,Read More

[LCB] Le Finale

[LCB] Le Finale

On the 7th December of 2012, I sat for took my last exam in LCB. These all-too-familiar tables lined with neatly starched tableclothes, ready for our masterpieces to rest upon. Although it was my sixth time doing this, I still felt butterflies in my stomach as I marched down the corridor…into Kitchen 4. After 4.5 hours….voila! ThoseRead More

[LCB] Superior Cuisine – Week 6 to 9

Now that I am nicely settled into my new home (yes, my third move this year!) and successfully battled the all-evil flu bug, it’s time to start blogging again! Today, I shall reminisce about my final days in Superior Cuisine class – days of great challenge and fulfillment as we rushed about the kitchen whippingRead More

[LCB] Superior Cuisine Week 1 to 5

Exactly 1 school term ago, I embarked on my Superior Cuisine journey. Personally, I found Superior Class to be quite similar to Intermediate in terms of pace – however, there was clearly more emphasis on the plating and there is a slight shift to a more modern era in terms of dishes we prepared. [LEFT]Read More

[LCB] Intermediate Cuisine Week 6,7,8 & 9

[LCB] Intermediate Cuisine Week 6,7,8 & 9

Hi everyone, in case you are wondering….I’m still alive Recent lack of updates attributed to… 1) Cuisine and Pastry Exams 2) Hillsong Conference 3) K’s fun-filled visit here in Sydney 4) Start of the busiest school term ever 5) Parent’s grand arrival (whee!) 6) Multiple kitchen accidents 7) Fallen sick …all packed in a spanRead More

[LCB] Basic Pastry Week 5,6,7,8 & 9

[LCB] Basic Pastry Week 5,6,7,8 & 9

And this marks the end of Basic Pastry at LCB. It has been an enjoyable (and somewhat relaxing & therapeutic) journey so far – hence, it is not at all a difficult decision to continue on to Intermediate Pastry next term….watch this space for more sugary/buttery treats! Related Posts:Mrs Pho – Authentic Vietnamese Food inRead More

[LCB] Intermediate Cuisine Week 3,4 & 5

[LCB] Intermediate Cuisine Week 3,4 & 5

Oh boy! Balancing both the cuisine and pastry stream has certainly kept me very busy. Obviously lagging behind on my updates (it’s now week 9), here’s what we lovingly prepared in a short 3 weeks – [LEFT] Puree of pea soup Saint-Germain with Croutons (by Chef Andreas) – simple, healthy and delicious if you canRead More

The difference between white and blue

The difference between white and blue

As some of you may know – I made a drastic switch in profession earlier this year. Giving up my job in my dream company working with some of the the most amazing people wasn’t easy; entering the commercial kitchen with zero experience and less physical fitness than my younger peers wasn’t easy either. Nevertheless,Read More