Flushed, Scrod

January 25, 2010
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Excerpted from How to Get Around MIT (HoToGAMIT), a student guidebook issued to all incoming MIT freshmen: flushed – (1) pp. Turned down or out. Disappointed in some endeavor, usually involved with selling oneself. Examples: “I got flushed at the mixer,” “I just got flushed by [fill in fraternity name here]” (2) v. To get […]

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The Wait

January 20, 2010
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As I exited Hell’s Judgment Room, I was told “You should hear from us in a day or two.” That was on Sunday the 10th. The next day, I got a call from Boston Casting, asking if I indeed had a chance to present myself and my dish to the judges, and apologizing for making […]

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The Audition

January 19, 2010
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I completed my application on the Saturday evening before the casting call, making a copy to keep on file (at the insistence of She Who Must Be Obeyed). After a good night’s sleep, I was up at 8 AM to put the finishing touches on boeuf bourguignon version 2.0. My plan was to have everything […]

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The Application

January 18, 2010
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Having a killer signature dish, I realized, was only half of the game. I had to nail the application as well. Although I had “applied” for many jobs over the years, in actuality the process had never been more than sending a resume and sitting through an interview. The last actual application I completed was […]

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The Signature Dish

January 15, 2010
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What dish would I bring to the audition? What was my “signature dish”? I had never thought about it before, and now I had to choose something that I thought was representative of my cooking. After a two weeks of rolling the idea around in the back of my mind, I arrived at what in […]

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Seekrit Project Revealed

January 14, 2010
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Okay, enough of my playing coy and talking about my “sooper seekrit cooking project.” Time to come clean with the truth: I auditioned for a cooking show. In mid-December, my neighbor sent me this email, a forward from the Boston Globe site: Cook with Ramsay Boston Casting has put out a call for amateur chefs […]

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