Last week at school was project heavy - 3 out of the 5 projects that make my grade happened and were executed successfully! I already shared the mystery basket, so here are the next two: nutrition and modernist cuisine. For the nutrition project, one is only allotted so many calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium, and must have a certain amount of fiber. I decided to go with a cuisine that accents spices and flavors beyond salt, and chose Ethiopian (which I had never cooked before). It was a challenge making things I had only ever eaten and I had adrenaline pumping through me as I made my dishes, but I came out the other side tired, sweaty, and accomplished.
The final two pics are for the modernist project where we took a traditional dish, a caprese salad, and reinvented it. The gelee is tomato, the green spheres are basil, the white powder is olive oil, the white rocks are mozzerella, and the dark syrup is a balsamic reduction. It was fun playing around with science and seeing something old be made brand new. 3 weeks down, 8 more to go.