This semester I am taking a class called Beverage Management. In this class, we learn all about beverages: beer, wine, liqueurs, spirits, coffee, tea, and soda. During this class, there are opportunities to try these different beverages, but since I am not 21 I am not allowed to try anything. I mean, I obviously understand why, but at the beginning of the semester I had a hard time grasping how I was going to be able to learn about these things without fully experiencing them. Now, since we are 6 weeks into the semester, I'm starting to see how interesting these things are, even if I can't taste them. I never thought I would enjoy listening to someone talk for almost 2 hours about the different kinds of whiskey and how they are produced. But, here I am attentively listening. After Spring Break, we will have a different instructor teach the second half of the class, which is solely dedicated to wine. During that portion of the class, our teacher does want us to "swish and spit" so that we can really use our sense to catch the different flavors that are being portrayed in the different types of wine. This semester really has taught me to appreciate the little things, and focus on the details. Because sometimes the details can actually be more interesting big picture.
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"People who love to eat are always the best people."
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!