Sorry I haven't been blogging. I've been atrociously sick, and haven't been cooking for almost three weeks. I'm feeling better, and I will be doing a lot of cooking for Christmas eve. Hopefully I'll be putting up tapas recipes soon.br /br /I got my grades from last semester. I'm happy to report I got an A+ in my Wines of the World class. I've ordered my textbooks for both my classes in spring, and the first one had arrived. The text for the basic savory course is a href="http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Chef-Culinary-Institute-America/dp/0470421355/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356190182&sr=1-1&keywords=professional+chef+9th+edition"The Professional Chef, 9th edition/a. Paging through it, I am excited. Should be interesting.