Shuna fish Lydon
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  • I'm "At Large"
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Slow Food Nation Comes To San Francisco...

Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher Aug 22, 2008. 1 Reply

When is the right time to call OSHA?

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Joel commented on Shuna fish Lydon's blog post Chef to Cook Advice
"Or you do it because like a drug addict you need it, like a fix because no matter what you have the passion and that even if it is going to destroy you: YOU JUST LOVE IT!"
Jun 22, 2010
Joel left a comment for Shuna fish Lydon
"I just eat a lot of desserts :)"
Jun 22, 2010

Profile Information

Title
Pastry Chef, Consultant, Writer, Instructor, Blogger
Company
I'm "At Large"
Website
http://eggbeater.typepad.com/
What best describes my company
Bakery, Catering, Casual, Fine Dining
Interests
Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Finding a Job, Career Advancement, Gaining Knowledge
Personal Quote
come one. come all. come hungry to learn!
Biography
I am a seasonal fruit-inspired pastry chef. My desserts are about the inherent flavors of ingredients, subtlety, and focus on seasonality. I have a voracious interest of historical gastronomy and a love of Southern Cookery. I am completely on-the-job/ self taught. Given the opportunity, I steer people away from writing big checks to enter this industry. {I have written a number of articles on the subject and answer questions from people all over the world who are wondering if they should go to culinary school.}
Years in the Industry
15

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When Payroll is Bouncing or Your Employer isn't Paying You

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 6:27pm 3 Comments

Everyone is having a hard time right now. Even if they don't know it. Everyone is getting smacked financially. Even if their Master hasn't demanded they drop their pants just yet, it's coming.



A spanking fest is coming to a restaurant near you.



Now it's time to weed out the doe eyed culinary graduates from the serious, stamina-strong line cooks. The hope is that fewer restaurants mean fewer shoemakers. Or, shoemakers will be all that's left when the good…

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chef pick-up lines.

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 1:19pm 2 Comments

we don't get out much, but when we do, watch out. fuego!

am looking for suggestions on how chefs can pick up those in the greater public.

sure i could date a waiter or a host, but i don't want to look like i believe my own hype. it's so 5 minutes ago. it's been done. and done. I am not a Food Network star. but i want to look beyond the doors of a restaurant.



what do you think of these:



"Need your knife sharpened, baby?"

"Looks like…

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In the Hot Hot Kitchen.

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 7:23am 5 Comments

Img_6811 Do you know what makes most kitchens really hot?



Freezers. And walk in refrigerators. And lowboys. And reach ins. Ice machines.

You wouldn't think. But it's so.



Kitchens can get really hot.…



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Chef to Cook Advice

Posted on June 20, 2008 at 2:11pm 3 Comments

I had an important talk with a cook the other day. What struck me the most was that she has probably never heard what I had to say from anyone else.



For the last few years I have been writing about my industry here at Eggbeater. In some ways I have made guesses based on previous experience, current experiences and what other cooks and chefs have told me the last few years. But it was not until I began…

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Group Dynamics In Kitchens

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 12:01am 3 Comments

I am having a hard time. A lot of people I know are having a similarly hard time and so maybe it's time to be having a hard time. I am trying to see and understand where I fit and don't appear to fit in my job, the kitchen, among cooks, with chefs, in the industry as a whole, and all the invisible crevices in which ickinesses take up residence if we're not careful.



I attempt to be as honest with my weaknesses as I can, without creating a ladder from which to climb over the bridge on.… Continue

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At 8:30pm on June 22, 2010, Joel said…
I just eat a lot of desserts :)
At 7:52pm on November 2, 2008,
Non-Operator
Paul Paz
said…
Hi Shuna...
I hope you will add more posts as you come from a distinctive perspective not usually voiced by hourly BOH. I liked your articulate style and dancing imagination in your video. I have family in the Bay Area. Maybe I'll track down the Mealticket... what an interesting name!
Paul
At 7:01pm on November 2, 2008,
Non-Operator
Paul Paz
said…
Liked your video interview!
Paul
At 3:18pm on June 20, 2008, Shuna fish Lydon said…
Hello Adam,

Yes, I am consulting and baking here and there at Tanya Holland's Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland. Thanks for writing back!
At 3:13pm on June 20, 2008, Adam Betts said…
Hi Shuna. Thanks for dropping me a line. The Urban Tavern will open in August. The exact date hasn't hit yet, but we're all getting excited about it. Are you working for particular restaurants in the Bay Area?
At 11:52pm on June 5, 2008, Joel said…
Kept drinking a lot of wine. My mother used to say that wine conserve les cornichons :0)
How are you doing?
At 6:15pm on June 5, 2008, Shuna fish Lydon said…
Rebecca,

This is a distinct possibility but I need to get back to you when I know about Sunday... And P.s. I went to MT today for a quick lunch with a friend and it was mighty tasty indeed!
At 5:13pm on June 5, 2008, Rebecca Stevens said…
Yes, it's portable, and brand new. Are you free this Sunday? I'd love to take you to eat at the Mealticket as part of your compensation.
At 6:26pm on June 4, 2008, Rebecca Stevens said…
Shuna, can you teach me how to put a picture of myself up?
At 8:40am on June 4, 2008, Angela said…
Thank you Shuna...


Angela
 
 
 

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