Undying Love

Just about all Americans today know that food and cooking are very popular in this country today. And if you frequent this site it is likely that you have a love for all things culinary.

Freedom to be creative
One of the best things about being a chef/cook is that we are given a chance to be creative each day.I personally couldn’t imagine working the rest of my life in a job where I was sitting at a desk all day; I love that beinga pastry chef is a hands-on job that allows me to be creative and artistic everyday!I believe this creativity is also one of the reasons why so many chefs have tattoos; because we are typically creative in more than just the kitchen.It is also great that being in the kitchen gives a person the opportunity to be free in the way you express yourself, may that be through tattoos, hair or even makeup.

Dying and Inking
It seems like today there are so many people with food-related tattoos, and its not just the professional chefs that have them.I have seen a wide array of very cool and truly terrible looking food tattoos.One of my favorites is Matt Selby’s take on knuckle tattoos:

I am amazed at the artistic talent that went into creating this very realistic KitchenAid Mixer tattoo.The first time I saw this pictures, I thought this was photoshopped. Just look at the detail that went into the reflection in the bowl!

I went with my roommate to get this tattoo done.It is hard to see from the picture, but the heart looks like it is made from gold.

The most popular food tattoos are bacon, chefs knives and cupcakes.Sure, I love bacon too… but I certainly don’t want it on my body for the rest of my life!

So before you go out and get a baked potato tattooed on your back, take a look at some of these terrible tattoos:

Don’t forget to eat your vegetables, or whatever these things are!

So that’s what they make face cream from!

Summer vacation hamburger?I don’t understand this at all…

Huh?

Un-dye-ing Love
Just don’t forget that your tattoo is there forever, and that its okay to shop around for the best tattoo artist before buying!I have always loved the idea of making my 3rd tattoo a food-related one, but cant seem to decide on just one idea!Here are two last pictures that I enjoyed to give you some food for thought:

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            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
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            • Received the 2015 and 2013 “Cooking School of the Year” Award of Excellence from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • Externship opportunities are available at numerous famous New York City restaurants.
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            • Hands-on culinary education with focused attention on each student
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            • 15,000 graduates, including celebrities like Bobby Flay, David Chang, and Christina Tosi*
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            • Students get real-world experience through the required externship at the end of the program.
            • Curriculum includes laboratory sessions, academic preparation and hands-on experience.
            • Program objectives are to provide students with skills needed for cooking wholesome, attractive, food preparations and to assist graduates in obtaining positions in the food service industry.
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            • Ranked among the Best Colleges in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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            • A private institution founded in 1977 with a current total undergraduate enrollment of over 15,00.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and 89.3% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
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            Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited two-year college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible to our immediate community, Lackawanna draws 80 percent of its student population right from our own region.

            With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, and Towanda.

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            • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To Table® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
            • Numerous scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to students who qualify.
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