American Road Trip: West Coast

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Hope you are having a great day. This is day four of my cooking classes at Sur la Table. Today we did food from the West Coast. Before I tell you what we did, make sure to check my blogs from day one, Easy Coast; day two, my neck of the woods, the South; and day three, the Midwest.

So back to today. Today we made baja grilled shrimp 🍤 tacos. But here is the cool part that I liked and thought I wouldn’t like,  we had to add some cabbage and carrots to the tacos. Then I made a salad 🥗 with jicama, orange, and avocado. It was so delicious. I was surprised.

For dessert I did berry crostata, fancy for berry pie. That’s it ladies and gentlemen, competition tomorrow and I must practice and study. Enjoy the pictures and come back tomorrow to check how I did in my first (of many) competitions.

 

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American Road Trip: Midwest

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you are having a great day. Today was my day three of cooking classes at Sur la Table. I am loving this more and more. Today I made sliders (fancy name for a small burgers)🍔 mash potatoes with bacon and cheese 🧀 and ice cream. It was so much fun.

I’m now going to study my recipes because the competition is on Friday and I’m getting nervous, so I have to practice and practice.

Enjoy the pictures and think about how cool it is to focus one day on East Coast, another day on the South, and another day on the Midwest. There are so many dishes in the US, you are not living life if you are not getting out there and trying these foods.

Talk to you guys tomorrow. Thank you for checking my blog.

 

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American Road Trip: The South

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I went back to Sur la Table for day two of my cooking classes. I made BBQ chicken with green beans. For dessert I work hard on a peach cobbler. The chicken was so good that I have sad news for you, I ate it so fast that I didn’t get to take pictures of it. But I will probably make it again and I will show you guys then.

Enjoy the pictures of the other stuff I made, check back to see how I do for the rest of the week, and click here to check my post on day one of my cooking classes, the East Coast.

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American Road Trip: East Coast

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I’m back and straight to more fun. I hope you are having a great day. Today I’m in Houston and taking cooking classes.

The place is called Sur la Table and it is a store and a place to take cooking classes.

My mom registered for this class a long time, it is called “American Road Trip” and it’s awesome. For five days I will be cooking American food. Now guys, when I say cook, I really mean cook. We cook our own food.

Today I did chicken and pasta. The chicken had mozzarella that we cut by ourselves and melted it by ourselves too. We also made the pasta and used a pasta making machine to cut it.

To make the chicken we made an assembly line, we took the chicken and put in the egg, then put crumbs on it and then cooked it.

When we ate it, the chicken was the best… because I was helping make it with my team. I think I will have to show my mom how to make it.

Guys I suggest you take this class, it is fun and educational. Come back tomorrow to know what I cooked and to find out if it was fun or not.

Have a great day,

Kritic

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The Ways of Critiquing

Hello ladies and gents,

I am still enjoying New Jersey. Vacation mode 95%, the other 5% is just to let you know about an awesome program I did few months ago. I was invited to the Main Public Library, on 301 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70501, to teach other kids how to do a critique on their own. That was awesome! A major thank you to the people who came out, and thank you to the librarians who invited me.

We had 5 foods to critique: Two apple fritters from different Meche’s locations, two apples (one🍎 one 🍏), and the newest cereal that is called Donuts Shop (which by the way it’s artificially flavored). In my opinion, the first apple fritter was better than the second. But the other critics preferred the second one. The green apple was better than the red, but again the majority of the critics liked the red apple more. The Donut Shop was pretty good, most people enjoyed the cereal.

By the way, did I tell you that I had to do my presentation in english and French? It was a challenge, but it was fun. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that’s that. This was my experience at the Public Library and I loved it. Have a great day and enjoy the pictures.

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Healthy Mediterranean

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Kritic here! I’m on vacation, but I’m passing by to tell you about a place I went few weeks ago – Zoës Kitchen. This restaurant is located at 201 Settlers Trace Blvd Suite 2014, Lafayette, LA 70508. That’s in the River Ranch area.  So, the food is Mediterranean, but is not like Zeus or Athena. It’s different and they try to make it fresh and healthier. I had a ham and cheese piadina, my mom had chicken and cauliflower rice bowl, my mom’s friend had hummus and kabob, and my sister had chicken and fruits.

They had many drinks to pick from and everybody was very nice. The place looked nice, but the food did not taste good. The rice had no taste, the limeade was okay, but the panini had too much lettuce and the cheese wasn’t tastier. My mom loved her cauliflower rice bowl, but my sister didn’t like her chicken either. The hummus was also okay. So, for me Zoës Kitchen is a 2.5 starts, but maybe adults like it because its very healthy. But back to my vacation, that’s that ladies and gentleman don’t go to Zoës Kitchen if you love meat.

The Kritic Says:

  • 2.5 Starts
    • The people were very nice.
    • The place looks nice.
    • But the food doesn’t taste too good.
    • Is not expensive but I was mad for the money we spend on my food.
    • No activities for kids.
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IHop or IHob?

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great summer. Mine is going great. So I want to talk to you about IHop, or is it IHob? You must know now that it’s IHop, but because they serve breakfast and awesome burgers they had this publicity to make people talk more and check them out. The publicity worked because a lot of people started talking, going there, and that includes me.

I went there for a late breakfast and the place is still the same, new menus, but same service and deals. My sister and I had a silver five, the bacon was crispy, the eggs were a little buttery, and the pancakes were the best. But here is the best, from 4PM to 10PM, kids eat for free at IHop, more ways for me to eat pancakes while your mom tries the burgers and all the other stuff they have in the menu. Knowing my mom, not. She is not about that pancake life.

I give IHOP 5 starts and thats that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 5 Starts
    • Great service when they are not packed
    • Kids are welcome and feel good at IHOP
    • They have activities for kids.
    • The prices are also okay. I can pay for my own food if I want to.
    • The food is so good. I could eat pancakes everyday.
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