Every week, the front page of Cook Illustrated's website features a candid shot from the kitchens. When I first started, the photographer took a picture of me cutting corn off the cob. I was excited when I was told that they would be using the photo. Then, for some reason or another, they never used it. I was disappointed because now there would never be actual proof that I worked there.
This week's photo was a surprise. I don't even remember the photographer being there, let alone taking pictures of me as I made pancakes for wraps filled with Chinese roast duck last week. Look mom, it's me! Well, at least for a week until they post a new photo up.
If you think the culinary world is glamorous, I beg to differ: too-large chef's coats, hair permanently pulled back into a ponytail, and well, a weird expression on my face to top it all off. Strangely enough, this is one of the only photos of me in a chef's coat. Well, unless you count the goofy ones my parents insisted on taking when I catered a few dinners for them and awkwardly posed with their guests.