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The Daily Meal | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

You've seen the articles, blog posts,and evergreen stories again and again. Food flashpoints, culinary zeitgeists, viral stories about bacon, cupcak...

10 Things To Consider Before Applying To Culinary School

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

So you want to be a chef. Great -- so does everyone else who's watched a little too much Top Chef, Chopped, or Iron Chef. Especially after another dr...

Culinary School Grads Claim They Were Ripped Off

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- Food enthusiasts have been enrolling in culinary school in growing numbers, lured by dreams of working as gourmet chefs or opening th...

Culinary School Enrollments Spike! Or Is It Sink?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

This just in: culinary school enrollment is way up across the country. Time magazine reports that, nationally, 31% more students have signed up at for...

High School Students Cook For Culinary Scholarships

Simon McCormack | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York

Nineteen high school students face the pressure of a five-star restaurant on a Saturday night in New York City, as each competes for up to $500,000 in...

Feds Go After Culinary Schools

Slashfood | Clare Leschin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Federal regulators are threatening to crack down on for-profit schools that are eager to take students' cash, but aren't necessarily coming through wi...

WATCH: Woman Leaves Religious Sect To Pursue Her Culinary Dream

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Diana Rutherford, 20, has given up a lot for her job as a grill cook at Ruby Tuesday's in Times Square. Raised within the confines of the Church Comm...

Are Teens Too Young For Full-Time Culinary School?

Nola.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

With a strong assist from former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps, John McDonogh High School is planning to offer New Orleans' first full-tim...

San Francisco CHEFS Program Helps Homeless Learn Job Skills In The Kitchen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At a San Francisco nonprofit, the word 'chefs' stands for Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service. The culinary program run by the ...

Soup Kitchen Turned Culinary School Helps Homeless Learn To Cook

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A community soup kitchen, run by the nonprofit Dorothy's Place in Salinas, Calif., has been feeding the homeless for over 25 years. The soup kitchen i...

Depictions of Julie & Julia Years Apart Show Their Differences

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

After seeing Julie & Julia I decided to read what was written about Julie Powell back when she was still actively engaged in her project.

Stuffing Sausage In Public

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Who knew that merguez is supposed to be made in the smaller and more delicate lamb's intestine, not the bigger, sturdier pig's intestine which I used?

My Moveable Feast: Bringing Home the Bacon

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

When the economy tanked, my friends and I started cooking. It began a few months ago, when I offered to cook a bacon-themed dinner for my boyfriend on his birthday.

Gaston Lenotre, "God of Desserts," Dies at 88

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

I always wanted to be a French pastry chef, long before I went to pastry school at age 50. As a teenager, I taught myself to bake with the aid of a s...

How to Fake a Distinguished Wine Palate

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Take a small sip of your wine, swish it around, and pretend to spit it out in your cup. Do not actually spit it out. You will not be able to make it through an entire evening with oenophiles otherwise.

On the Absurdity of Turning Vegetables

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

The real purpose of teaching how to turn vegetables is to put culinary students through hell.

The U.S. Military: Molecular Gastronomist?

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Years ago, my father let it slip that his cousin had invented the powdered egg in the late 1930s, thereby contributing the war effort. Aha! A fellow Brickman inventor and culinary whizz!

Why Is It Easier To Buy A Gun Than High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Is high fructose corn syrup a drug? Will people soon figure this out and start producing manipulated corn syrup in their bathtubs under the cover of night?

What is a Foodie? Am I One? Are You?

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

A thought then clanged in my head: as a culinary student whose mind focused on the culinary arts more than 50% of each day, was I now a foodie?

Oh, yeah? Shove a Beer Can Up Your Butt.

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Now almost done with the first level of culinary school, I found myself on the plane to Austin equally excited about the music festival I was going to as about the food.

How to Get the Smell of Garlic Off Your Hands

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

As I near the end of my first month of culinary school, I find myself facing a new hygiene problem: my hands constantly smell of garlic.

The First Five Things You Learn at Culinary School

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

I've been told that you can tell a lot from the way a person chops. Headstrong individuals wail away at an onion, while calmer people are more precise. I was the first person to cut myself in class.

One Millenial Speaks Out: Why I'm Enrolling in Culinary School

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

I find myself wanting to run away from this tech-savvy world where people sit at computers in their offices and communicate with others, three feet away, through G-chat.