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Cooking Red to Remember

November 18, 2012 by Joan Nova in Blogging | 10 Comments

My friend, Angela of the beautiful Spinach Tiger blog, lost a brother and a very close cousin to the scourge of Aids. She wrote an exquisite and heartfelt piece (read post) about why she started ‘cooking red to remember‘ for World Aids Day (December 1) in 2009 when I first participated with a pasta and red pepper dish.

When Angela contacted me this week to let me know she was doing it again, I immediately said “I’m in”. Although I have not been touched personally by Aids, I’m honored to show my support to the ungodly number of people and families who have suffered great loss.

Instead of creating a new dish, I decided to highlight some food photos that have appeared on FOODalogue. Red is a very popular color around here. Here’s just a sampling:

Strawberries Soaked in Sambucca


Red Fish and Red Corn Salsa

Salmon Burger and Red Cabbage Slaw

Roasting Tomatoes

Crispy Salami

Watermelon Soup with Cilantro Oil Drizzle

Choripan (chorizo sandwich)

Shrimp with Spaghetti and Red Lentils

Red Plum and Radicchio Salad

Salmon and Curried Red Lentils

Salmon Ceviche in a Watermelon Cup

Peach + Tomato Salad

Skillet Salmon

Pimento Baked Egg Cup


NOTE: Some recipes found on FOODalogue are offered without ingredient quantities. They're meant as a guide to food pairings and techniques to be experimented with … in your own kitchen … to your own spice and taste levels … to your preferred portion sizes … and to however many people you’re cooking for. A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!


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  1. These are glorious. Thank you from my heart. Tears!
    angela@spinachtiger recently posted..Chocolate Whiskey Pecan Tart or Steeplechase PieMy Profile

  2. What an impressive and colorful array of gorgeous foods Joan. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. That was touching. And a beautiful display of dishes! I love the idea of strawberries soaked in sambucca.

  4. I applaud this event – well done for raising awareness in your own brand of vibrant style Joan
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  5. How painful to lose someone. thanks for sharing your friend’s tribute to her brother.

    I am most intrigued by the crispy salami! Happy Thanksgiving
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  6. Faith says:

    Such a beautiful post, Joan, and I love your round-up. The presentation of your Gazpacho is wonderful…and that crispy salami looks killer!
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  7. bellini says:

    So many delicious red dishes here at FOODalogue Joan. This is such a worthy cause.

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