Yes, apple is present everywhere in this dish!
I always try to take the theme of these challenges to some place different … some place unexpected. I knew immediately it would be featured in a savory dish: (1) for the obvious reason that I’m not a dessert-maker and (2) I love the yin and yang of sweet and savory.
You might think at first glance that this is complicated or fancy, but it’s really very simple. Read More
Sometimes when I get an idea, I can’t get it out of my head. I just have to do it. Like immediately! Read More
The first time I saw a peach and tomato salad on one of the food blogs, I literally drooled. Oh, yes, I did. I knew there would be one in my immediate future.
gen·e·sis/ˈjenəsis/Noun: The origin or mode of formation of something.
People are always interested in recipe development…the how and why of how a dish came to be. I find it fascinating.
I have to give credit for the origin of “braised asparagus and leek salad” to Buccán, an upscale bistro in Palm Beach, which is where I first tasted the combination. And the thought of it lingered with me.
When I was planning a menu for a tapas-style dinner party, I decided this salad would be a unique and perfect base for the first course…and it was. (Note the usage of the word ‘base’.) Read More