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As a current student at The French Culinary Institute (FCI), I’ve been forced to address certain inadequacies of mine. I do not have the reputation of being the most organized cook; often I scramble at the last minute to collect ingredients or equipment for a recipe.

This practice is one hundred percent unacceptable at school, and will even earn you demerits on your written evaluations if it becomes a habit. Which brings me to the culinary concept of “mise en place.” Literally, “put in place” in French, this concept, when practiced and utilized correctly, will transform you into an efficient cook who is completely in control of a recipe’s ingredients and procedures.

Take the time to review the recipe, gather your ingredients, and prep them in advance. The closer you come to feeling confident in executing a recipe, the more comfortable you will feel taking off your pants.

By now, you’ve taken a second or two to type this blog’s URL into the address bar and you’re probably thinking I’m some sort of a pervert–and this is a valid assumption. But I promise, once you get to know me, you’ll find I’m not terribly deviant.

Eating in your underwear is not a soft-core food porn blog, nor will it coerce you into a pseudo-nudist way of life. Instead, it is a resource for food that will make you feel healthy and balanced. Eating in your underwear is a backwards euphemism–a way of saying that you are comfortable and happy in your own skin. It’s a place for people who love food, understand its importance, but don’t take it too seriously, because, as my dad once told me, at the end of the day, “It’s just food.”

So whether you’re wearing pants or not (and I assure you–right now, I am not), you’re always welcome here.