Showing posts from August, 2018

Keto Cooking Class

Blini As I mentioned in my last post, when my wife and I heard that  Chef Taffiny Elrod  would be offering cooking classes after Ketofest, we couldn't wait to give it a try.  There was a beginner class in the morning and an intermediate class in the afternoon.  We signed up for both although we were really beginners based upon experience. Chef Elrod did a great job explaining why certain techniques were useful in the kitchen which I found very useful since I have no formal training. Our first adventure was a keto blini.  This is a small pancake made with psyllium husk powder.  They were very light and meant to serve as a vehicle for some other rich flavors. In this case it was crème fraiche with smoked salmon.  It was quite delightful. Duck Breast The main course was seared duck breast.  I had never had duck before and wasn't sure if I would like it but it was wonderful.  We scored the duck breast through all the skin to allow fat to render and seasoned with salt an