three wine students taste together

Esprit de Corps

In our Intensive Sommelier Training program, one of the things that becomes immediately clear to new students is the fact that a good amount of time will need to be spent outside of class to meet its

Chef Mary Sue Milliken photo by Anne Fishbein

Female Restaurateurs Form RE:Her to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in LA

Because of the pandemic's impact, restaurant owners had to reconsider their business models and strategies, adapting to fit the new demands and restrictions in place. Some transformed dine-in

Student sips wine with pen in hand for notes

The Language of Wine

I teach and oversee ICE's wine education program called Intensive Sommelier Training, which is designed to prepare students of wine to consider a future in the beverage industry. While, as the course

Beetroot and Carrot Rasam

How to Make Rasam

Kitchens are always brimming with possibilities, and traditional Indian kitchens extend beyond feeding to healing. Growing up, it was very rare that we would go to a hospital for common ailments – my

Chef Thérèse Nelson

Black Culinary History with Chef Thérèse Nelson

In February 2021, she spoke with students at the Institute of Culinary Education via Facebook Live in honor of Black History Month. Here are a few of our favorite insights and pieces of advice from

Okra stew and ingredients

Exploring Ghanian Food with Okra Stew

Tomato, onion, garlic - the Ghanaian mirepoix is the foundation of most, if not all, Ghanaian soups and stews. Grains of Selim, cumin and cloves are the aromatics that bring life to our dishes. In

a bowl of chapulines

The History of Chapulines

When it comes to chapulines, the expression “don’t knock it ‘til you try it” couldn’t be more relevant. The grasshoppers are commonly eaten in Mexico and other parts of Central America. Though some

rice cakes in a Korean dish photo by Grace Lee

Rice Cakes in Korean Cuisine

Regardless of the date the New Year is celebrated, dduk-guk remains a traditional and comforting dish that Koreans around the world enjoy with loved ones. The rice cake soup is made with a base of

fortune cookies

How Fortune Cookies Came to Be

A meal from a Chinese restaurant would hardly be complete without the ceremonial finish of the fortune cookie: the scented wafer that breaks easily to give way to its more exciting component — the

John the Cooper by a fiery barrel

The Art of the Cooper

For hundreds of years the human population has relied upon the talented hands of craftsmen to help shape the world in which we live today. When humans began exploring the globe, trade, war and


Restaurants That Changed America

“Since the pandemic, many people have taught themselves how to cook or rediscovered how to cook, taken their cookbooks out of storage and become more self-reliant,” Professor Freedman told students.

kale on the grill

What to Cook for a New Year

Never has there been a new year more in need of those attributes. Here are varied chef tips and recipes for preparing things you should be eating on New Year’s Day to set the tone for 2021. Black-Eyed

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