Okay, so this week I am winging it – plunging in and attempting my first signature piece, as a student chocolatier. I have been studying the gorgeous, inspired work of Ecole Chocolat graduates, and am trying very hard not to feel daunted, but rather inspired, by their vision, good taste, and precision.
To give myself the confidence I need to plunge into the kitchen and start creating something new, I try to relate this nerve wracking experience to a world with which I am already familiar. I think about walking into an audition. [Read more…]