Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello everyone!

Hello people who are now visiting my new blog.
My name is Brenden Biancalana, I was born January 11th, 1994 in Monterrey, California.
I am currently a Junior in my high school. When I get out of high school, I am going to go to culinary school, the school I have chosen is Johnson and Wales Culinary school, where I will get my bachelors degree in culinary arts and maybe pastry and baking. I am planning on becoming a personal chef.

I have always loved cooking, I used to come right home after school, and try and make something that would be delicious. I had realized that this is what I wanted to do for my career during my freshman year, there was a guest announcer who told us about this school, which helped me decide my career, also I remembered how much I love to cook.
Then the summer of 2010, I spent the summer in Texas,with my Aunt and Uncle, who I previously told them about me wanting to be a chef, and the jumped on it and got me to start cooking meals for them. The first meal I started with was; Chicken fried steak, with mashed potatoes and gravy with corn. Which of course would have to be our first recipe to start off with.
Let us begin!!
Chicken fried steak
You will first need:
4-5 pieces of round steak, tenderized, or, deer meat, tenderized
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons pepper
3 tablespoons salt
for those of you who have it, Texas hot salt; about 2 tablespoons, if not, then sucks to be you...but do not worry about it.
Vegetable oil
White Milk

Mix all the dry items into a large bowl, and set aside.
heat up vegetable oil in a large frying pan, fill until about the middle of it.
once this is heated up, dunk a piece of round steak into the buttermilk, then coat in the flour mixture, and set into the frying pan, let it fry until one side is golden brown, then flip it...repeat.
Once you have all of the chicken fried steak fried up, drain out most of the oil in the pan into a can or a safe object, leave about a small spoonful of grease in the pan, and heat it up again. Once it is hot, throw some of the flour mixture into it, so it absorbs that fat, stir constantly. once it is all soaked up into a roux, you start adding milk and keep stirring with a whisk or a fork, let it thicken up a some, then add more milk. With the final product; Awesome home-made gravy that you can top your chicken fried steak with.

Funny story for this meal:
My mother wanted me to cook this because I had cooked it for my aunt and uncle. But when I was cooking this, I was wearing a pair of basketball shorts and I was shirtless... yes I know... Hygiene yada..yada..yada.. but anyway, I needed to flip my pieces of steak, and I was using tongs, and I grabbed one of them to flip it, and the tongs slipped and it splashed little droplets of hot grease on my stomach.. I learned something that day... Never cook greasy things without a shirt on...especially bacon..
Well this is my first blog entry...
tell me how it was, give me some feedback since it is my first one.


  1. ... I needed to flip my pieces of steak... That's what she said!

  2. that looks delicious i love to cook.

  3. I love cooking, Good recipes man, We should talk about wine recipes and beer recipes. Hit me up