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NYU Food studies program or a culinary school

I can understand how you feel. After researching and talking to different people, I decided on the NYU program, but at the end I ended up not doing it because of financial concerns. The other area I was looking in was non-profits and I pursued that route instead. I still dream about having a food line direct to consumer though :)

Most people said the ICC tuition was too high and did not provide a good ROI, although there were some that were holding good jobs and happy with the outcome too. I guess at the end it really depends on what you want to do later on.

Sorry I hope I didn't confuse you any further.

Dec 14, 2013
Nuray in Not About Food

Great herb Book. FREE

Thanks! I just downloaded it.

Dec 20, 2012
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What five countries do you cook most?

Turkish the most because I am Turkish.
American
Thai
Vietnamese
Some Japanese, Nepalese and Malay dishes are next on my list as I will try to re-create the food I ate while I was travelling.

Sep 12, 2012
Nuray in General Topics

Unusual Coffee-Based Drinks Around the World

Vietnamese Egg Coffee; hot or cold but I think the hot is tastier.

Sep 12, 2012
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NYU Food studies program or a culinary school

Yes, I actually posted on there as well. Thanks for recommending.

Sep 12, 2012
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Anyone gone through the NYU Food Studies program?

Thanks for your feedback, Rodzilla. It has been a little though since most jobs I would like to apply require some sort of previous food industry experience or food related education. My thinking was getting education in either food studies or culinary school would give me credentials and possible opportunities for advancement.

Sep 12, 2012
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NYU Food studies program or a culinary school

Hello Fellow Chowhounders,
I am trying to transition myself into the food industry. I am in my early 40s, I have many years of experience mainly in management, sales and customer relations in apparel; and almost none in the food industry.

I am looking into the NYU Food Studies graduate program that seems to give a well rounded general food industry education and trying to make their application deadline. Their website says you could go into many different career paths after graduation, although I am not sure how since it is too general.

Also looked at the French Culinary Institute today and although it is a different path, it is a vocational school and I would graduate with skills to cook if I attended there. I am not looking to work at a restaurant kitchen, but there are a lot of jobs that require culinary education today, and that would be the path I'd follow if I attended there.

So, if you have any insight or opinion that you could share I would appreciate. Both are pretty expensive and I am having a hard time deciding.

Thanks very much for any feedback.

Best,
nur

Sep 11, 2012
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Anyone gone through the NYU Food Studies program?

I was in the apparel industry for 15 years in a small business environment. I should probably start a new topic; I am trying to make their deadline for application but in the meantime I am looking at culinary schools - so I guess I am a bit lost.

Sep 11, 2012
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Anyone gone through the NYU Food Studies program?

I am in a similar situation. I am thinking about the food studies graduate program, however I have found limited information so far. I have many years of work experience but in another industry and I am hoping this program would help me transition into the food industry. It is indeed very expensive and I was hoping that I could find a similar program that is less expensive.

Sep 08, 2012
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Has anyone ever eaten purslane?

We cook it with some veg oil, onions and tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock, s&p, and towards the end of cooking we add some rice and let it sit for a while. Then eat it as a main course with a dollop of plain yogurt.
It is my most favourite vegetable; in spring summer time, I scour the Union sqr mkt every week to get my weekly fix :)

Apr 06, 2008
Nuray in Home Cooking

No Reservations - Tony's Challenge

Has anyone watched tonight's show? I was impressed with how they took the viewers through their whole day from food deliveries to dish washing at the end of the day; also the way they introduced every character in the kitchen. And seeing Tony with Eric Ripert working the line was like a cherry on the top. I watched it twice. I have to add- the music in the background really made them look like a rock star.
It was a nice change from the usual NR shows.

Mar 10, 2008
Nuray in Food Media & News

Red Lentils in NYC

Whole Foods has the Arrowhead Mills brand and also their house kind.

Jan 23, 2008
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looking to buy some le creuset - what sizes will i use the most? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

I got a 3.5 qt oval casserole and I am in love with it. It is enough for 4-6 people and so easy to move around. I guess it depend on how many people you usually cook for. When I use mine I usually have enough left overs to freeze in single servings and makes my life much easier.

Jan 21, 2008
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No reservations Berlin show tonight....

Oh my God I loved that movie!!

Jan 19, 2008
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What Are Your Favorite Grocery Store Items?

Liberte - Plain yoghurt - 2.5% i think - my absolute favourite yogurt in this country
Kashi Go Lean Cereal
Vermonth Butter & Co Creme Fraiche
Nutella
D L Jardine's Jalapeno Mustard (I used to get it when I travelled to Texas, can't find it in NYC)
Applegate Farms Herbed or Black Pepper Turkey Breast

Jan 19, 2008
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Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food

I love Nestle's What To Eat too. It took me a while to read it; and I find myself going back to it from time to time. Nestle's style is very straightforward, but she makes her point across so clearly. I haven't read the Omnivore's Dilemma yet; but I can't wait to read it now that it is available on paperback.

Jan 15, 2008
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Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food

You are right Chocolateninja, it was not on Fresh Air. It was on NPR Food on 1/03/08. I just checked and it is available as Podcast.
Sorry for any confusion :)

Jan 15, 2008
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Michael Pollan - In Defense of Food

I watched it too and really enjoyed the whole program. It was also interesting to see that he kept talking about Marion Nestle's "What to Eat" book as the go-to book for reference. He was also on last week's Fresh Air on Public Radio.

Jan 14, 2008
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2008--One New Recipe a Week

I just made the Kumquat Chicken Tagine for tonight and it was sooo good. I will make this recipe again for sure...
For anyone interested, the link is below:
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/kum...

I like the Eating Well mag; what I have tried so far have been good and not so labor intensive. I picked up the Cooking Light a couple of times, i also thought EW was much better.

Now I need to decide what will be my next new dish for the weekend :)

Jan 07, 2008
Nuray in Home Cooking

2008--One New Recipe a Week

I made Eating Well's Shrimp Chili Casserole with Cornbread recipe and it was delicious. It was really good! I am going to make it with chicken next time.
This week i am going to do the Kumquat Tagine from again Eating Well...
very exciting!

Jan 06, 2008
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New Years Cooking and Food Resolutions!

I want to learn to make Indian food. So far I can only make some variations of simple yellow curry, but i love their vegetarian dishes and hopefully I will learn how to make them.
I also plan to register for some baking classes; i love baking (and eating what I bake :)

Dec 23, 2007
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le creuset outlet store sale

Thanks sooo much for the tip!! I just called the NJ outlet and they gave me 30% for my phone order even though the sale ended last week!!! I am finally going to have the oval french oven I have been eying for a while!!!

Dec 16, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

my pleasure...
we had such a fun time there...

Nov 13, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

Hello again..
Just a quick followup here.
We drove up there that weekend and we had a lovely time... Our plan proved to be too aggressive and we ended up doing half the things we planned.
We managed to go these places: Manchester; had breakfast at Up for Breakfast. Their pumpkin-walnut pancakes were yummy. Weston Country Store was impressive. Woodstock was such a beautiful town, we loved it. We had dinner at Starry Night Cafe and I have to say that was the highlight of my trip despite the not-so-hospitable Hostess. I had a goat cheese ravioli with tomatoes & baby greens; and grilled mahi mahi as main. Mahi mahi was served on a bed of greens, on the side was a raspberry jelly and some grains and vegetables. Absolutely amazing dish... Next morning we had breakfast at Magnolia and I had the Lime waffles with yogurt. It was ok, My friend had the Mexican omelet and it was delicious. They have such friendly service and good atmosphere.
We stopped by at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and was very surprised to see how the cider was made. We had read about the Green Mountain Coffee Factory; we were excited to see some of the roasting processes etc, but when we went there it turned out to be just a coffeeshop with some interactive multimedia info about coffee and that was a dissapointment. It was even more dissapointing to see that they sold no freshly roasted coffee by the pound. They had only limited selection of 1-lb bags of some of their coffee.
We also went to City Market in Burlington to do some shopping and how great is that store... I wish we had one at where I live as well. Got a lot of chese etc from there... My friend and I loved how everyone was so friendly and also so athletic. We hope go back there next year for a 3-4 day trip.
Thanks again for all your recommendations!

Nov 12, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

Thanks! I hope you have a great time, too!

Oct 26, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

Do you have any favourite orchard or would any of them be fine?
I love to bake and we will try to stop by at the King Arthur store.
Thanks!

Oct 26, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

Thank you soo much for all your recommendations. I guess I better start calling these places and try to make the reservations. I am very excited...
And I will report back for sure.

Oct 26, 2007
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Vermont trip this weekend

Hello Fellow Chowhounders,
My friend and I are planning a short trip to VT from NYC this weekend to (hopefully) catch the last days of foliage. I searched this board and got some really great info.
Would you please have a look at my tentative itinerary and tell me if I missed any important food places/towns or if there is any place we should skip for this two-day visit:

1. Manchester - Skyline drive, Up for Breakfast
2. Weston - Vermont Country Store, Podunk
3. Ludlow - Inn at Waters Edge (there is a must-see VT pub?), Green Mountain Sugar Co.
4. Woodstock - Pylmouth Cheese Factory, Waterstock Buffalo Cheese Factory, Mill at Quechee Rest, hiking by the waterfalls
5. Middlebury - Otter Creek Brewery, Natural Food Co-op (possibly having dinner in this town)
6. Burlington - We are spending the night here.
The Northern Lights cruise, Ben&Jerry's (my friend is so into this), Magic Hat Brewing Co., Cheese Outlet, Cheese Traders, Church Str., Mt Mansfield for hiking
7. Mad River Valley / Waitsfield / Warren

I would prefer to go to places with a "real Vermont" feeling. I heard that The Starry Cafe is amazing, and I should eat Maple Creeme and Cider Donut.
And of course I will try to find Lazy Lady Goat Cheese, Jasper Farm Blue Cheese, Vermont Coulpole by VT Butter & Cheese Co., Woodchuck and Original Sin cider, Lake Champlain chocolates. So I have some shopping to do.

What am I missing here? I would love to hear your opinions.
Thanks so much for all your help!
Nuray

Oct 25, 2007
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November 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Cast Your Votes Here

How to Cook Everything. I like Bittman's recipes a lot, they are simpler, tasty and easy to follow. Especially good for a novice like me. This would be my first time participating the Cookbook of the Month thread.. Exciting!

Oct 13, 2007
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GREEN BAGS TO PRESERVE FRESHNESS : DO THEY REALLY WORK?

I have been using a container I bought from Ikea, and I am very happy. I wash all my veggies first, then I put them in the container after everything is dry. I have had success with everything (I haven't tried tomatoes) including persian cucumbers (which usually gone bad in three days in the crisper).

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pro...

Sep 13, 2007
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