Last week, I ate well (When do I not? I live in New Orleans for Christ’s sake).
But, this was in Chicago (Yes, I get around).
It would be prepared by seven world famous chefs- just for me. Sweet.
They needed my o-p-i-n-i-o-n. (Of course they did).
What did I think of a new palette of fresh/frozen ready-to-plate foods that will be (and are) available to the emerging American foodie vis-a-vis our already established American Super Markets? (Because really- we all still need the occasional quickie out of the frozen case at the grocer and if you’re one of those that say ‘I never buy for convenience‘, well then, you are just a liar).
These new tastes would be grounded in a more international taste vocabulary- like cumin, and kale, and pomegranate.
They would be prepared using whole foods, leaner proteins, and less heat, for more color and greater nutrition.
They would recreate classic dishes using unlikely ingredients- like cake from beans.
Take me on a culinary trip. Rock my world. Light my fire. Send me to the Moon!
And they did.
And I may never come back…
|Just one of the selections prepared
Honestly Good Food
|This was FABULOUS!
A moist, not too sweet chocolate brownie
made of beans!!!
With a side of peanut brittle and a
cherry on top!
|This was my table set-up.
I used every damn piece of flatware.
Brad Farmerie, Lior Lev Sercarz, Anita Lo, Paul Kahan, Michelle Bernstein
and the extraordinary
They love me. We’re BFF’s now.
*This was not a paid review.