Culinary School.

So you’re probably wondering where are the pictures of dishes that I’ve made at culinary school? I’ve posted plenty of food photos from my travels but none of the dishes that I’ve made. Well, I attended culinary school for three years in Florence and over those years I’ve taken too many pictures. So I compiled some of my favorite dishes that I’ve made from my time at culinary school.

These first photos are dishes we made together in class.

Dried Fruit and Fresh Fruit Salad.

Dried Fruit and Fresh Fruit Salad.

Brasied Veal with Citrus and Carrot Flan.

Brasied Veal with Citrus and Carrot Flan.

Milk Bread.

Milk Bread.

Squab in Cocoa Bean Crust with Semolina and Liver Millefoglie and Squab Leg Confit Stuffed with Pork Sausage.

Squab in Cocoa Bean Crust with Semolina and Liver Millefoglie and Squab Leg Confit stuffed with Pork Sausage.

Fried Swordfish with Chickpea Purée and Coriander Caramel.

Fried Swordfish with Chickpea Purée and Coriander Caramel.

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Gelée, and Chocolate Gelée.

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Chocolate Ganache, Raspberry Gelée, and Chocolate Gelée.

Squab Cooked Three Ways.

Squab Cooked Three Ways.

Lamb Chops Crusted in Herbs with Vin Santo Sauce and Cannellini Beans.

Lamb Chops Crusted in Herbs with Vin Santo Sauce and Cannellini Beans.

Chicken Stuffed with Prunes.

Chicken stuffed with Prunes.

Rabbit Medallions with Panzanella Salad.

Rabbit Medallions with Panzanella Salad.

Black Rice with Zucchini, Red Shrimp Tartare, and Garlic Chips.

Black Rice with Zucchini, Red Shrimp Tartare, and Garlic Chips.

Trio of Sole Fish with Seafood Emulsion.

Trio of Sole Fish with Seafood Emulsion.

Pork Cooked Two Ways with Potato Purée

Pork Cooked Two Ways with Potato Purée.

Seafood Salad with Squid Ink.

Seafood Salad with Squid Ink.

Ravioli with Parmigiano Fondue and Tomatoes.

Ravioli with Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Fondue and Tomatoes.

Sea Bass Tartare with Red Onion Jam and Celery Soup.

Sea Bass Tartare with Red Onion Jam and Celery Soup.

Baccalà Mantecato with Quail, Prosciutto, and Broccoli Cream.

Baccalà Mantecato with Quail, Prosciutto, and Broccoli Cream.

Pralines!

Pralines!

Mushroom Cappuccino.

Mushroom Cappuccino.

Here are some of my personal dishes that I created for my exams.

Open Ravioli with Fennel Caponata, Pecorino Fondue, and Chive Oil.

Open Ravioli with Fennel Caponata, Pecorino Cheese Fondue, and Chive Oil.

Grilled Octopus with Marinated Vegetables and Tomato Coulis.

Grilled Octopus with Marinated Vegetables and Tomato Coulis.

Squid Ink Risotto with Baby Calamari, Fried Capers, Cherry Tomato Confit, and Basil.

Squid Ink Risotto with Baby Calamari, Fried Capers, Cherry Tomato Confit, and Basil.

Salmon and Beetroot Millefoglie with Goat Cheese Foam and Citrus Caviar.

Salmon and Beetroot Millefoglie with Goat Cheese Foam and Citrus Caviar.

Beef Tartare in Roasted Beetroot Cups with Crunchy Vegetables and Bagna Cauda Mayonnaise.

Beef Tartare in Roasted Beetroot Cups with Crunchy Vegetables and Bagna Cauda Mayonnaise.

Fried Calamari with Spicy Eggplant Cream, Tomato Relish, and Black Olive Powder.

Fried Calamari with Spicy Eggplant Cream, Tomato Relish, and Black Olive Powder.

Lastly, these photos are all from my time at Ganzo, our school’s restaurant in Florence.

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Making Fresh Cavatelli Pasta.

Making Fresh Cavatelli Pasta.

Beetroot Ravioli.

Beetroot Ravioli.

Modern Fall Menu.

Modern Italian Fall Menu.

Modern Italian Winter Menu.

Modern Italian Winter Menu.

Wine Themed Dinner Menu.

Wine Themed Dinner Menu.

Southern Italian Seafood Menu.

Southern Italian Seafood Menu.

Our Final Exam Dinner!

Our Final Exam Dinner!

Well, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed looking at some of my food photos from school. I’ll be sure to post more of my food creations soon!

2 thoughts on “Culinary School.

  1. lizbert1 says:

    Wow!! Now that is food I could get my chops around!! I’ve never seen many menus including much of this but I look forward to trying more contemporary Italian dishes! Great work & great post! Where next?

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    • Vanessa says:

      Thanks so much! I’m currently still living in Florence, just finished an internship here where I was working full time in a kitchen. Heading back to California in a few weeks to visit friends and family!

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