Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chef School

As many of our loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know, Rex does all of the cooking in our household. Since I bake, I'm in charge of desserts. Rex doesn't have any culinary school training, but he strives to serve the four of us a one-star meal every night...and almost always succeeds. Rex keeps it simple, a la 60-minute gourmet Pierre Franey and the Minimalist. He does a lot of grilling thanks to recipes from Bobby Flay, and he finds tips from culinary schools and recipes in Gourmet magazine, the New York Times, and a large handful of cookbooks (Emeril, Jasper White) that we've accumulated over the years. Our youngest daughter has really started to get into cooking with her dad. Together, we have enjoyed the best restaurants....from Mendham and Bernardsville to Bay Head to NYC and Laguna Beach. This past Christmas, Santa Claus brought her several kids' cookbooks and some serious chef's tools. Since she has developed such an appreciation of fine cuisine, I'm thinking about sending her to chef school.