On Sunday I had lunch with a couple of friends from LCB at a friend’s house.
Guess what culinary students (some of whom have been chefs for multiple years) do when they get together?
That’s right. They cook. And they eat. A lot.
Living the life.
This is another food post, but I think it’s an interesting look into French culture. It was a pretty French way to spend my afternoon: cooking, eating, drinking, enjoying life and each others’ company. Apparently its the same way in Brazil, too, with huge eating parties.
And after maybe 2 hours of cooking (in fact they’d been cooking for a while longer) everything was ready!
This. Was. Delicious. And I didn’t really take part, other than stirring the marengo a little bit. The kitchen didn’t need any help!
We ate for about 2 hours, until 6, and then we made dessert: Chocolate Soufflés! A first for me, so I was the one stiffly beating the egg whites. The rest was easy: sugar mixed with yolks, and chocolate melted with butter in a bain-marie.
There were, of course, some obligatory selfies taken :
The party ended at around 8PM, and I didn’t end up eating dinner. Too full of good food already 🙂 I think I’m beginning to understand what people mean when they say that the French know about l’art de vivre (art of living).