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A Savory Cupcake: Rapini, White Bean Mousse + Spicy Tomato Bacon Jam

I was challenged to bring an ‘avant-garde side dish’ to the foodie potluck I wrote about earlier this week. And it had to serve 40 people! I knew I wanted to create something that would make a nice presentation, be easily portable, serve everyone individually…and, of course, be delicious. Greens + Beans came to mind because of the rhythmic sound. I envisioned a cupcake made of greens, the frosting would be white bean puree and the cherry on top — spicy tomato bacon jam. Layers of flavor! Continue reading A Savory Cupcake: Rapini, White Bean Mousse + Spicy Tomato Bacon Jam

FoodBuzz Festival 2010 • Workshops, Tastings + Gala Dinner

Saturday was a really FULL day. It started with an 8:00 breakfast invitation from Nature’s Pride. From there I attended  3 workshops. Afterwards, we rushed over to the Tasting Pavilion at the Metreon where we did what we bloggers do best: taste, sip and shoot (photos). It’s also where I got to make my award-winning recipe presentation for Nature’s Pride. Quick-quick, back to the hotel and out again for a pre-gala drink with friends before ending the evening with a beautiful dinner in the Grand Hall at the Ferry Building.

Come…let me show you. Continue reading FoodBuzz Festival 2010 • Workshops, Tastings + Gala Dinner