Food was an integral part to our Kiptopeke experience. The meals consisted of pancakes, BLTs, spaghetti and meatballs, scrambled eggs and sausage, ham and cheese sandwiches, hamburgers, and tacos. The pairs of chefs that cooked the meals were Stinson and James, Foster and me, and David and Nicholas. While each chef did a phenomenal job curating meals to fulfill our energy, Stinson and James were, by far, the superior food connoisseurs!
On the first day that they were cooking, they added the extra touch of burnt flavor to our meal. They also made the executive decision to create an innovative, makeshift alarm to wake us all up. James set butter on the pan for too long, thus causing the milk solids to burn away. This act of burning the butter resulted in a thick smoke. James and Stinson then proceeded to physically and metaphorically “twiddle their thumbs” as the smoke from the pan rose and set off the smoke alarm. The lightly blackened chocolate pancakes lightened up our cohort’s mood for the rest of the day.