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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Frankly Food Porn: Sushi Party

A friend of mine, Matt, has been wanting me to teach him how I prepare sushi rice. He enjoys sushi, and already rolls his own; he just had issues with his rice game. In order to step it up, I invited him to come to town and we would work together on some. Seemed like an appropriate time to host a sushi party!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Mardi Gras!

Laissez le bon temps roulez!

Happy Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, everyone! I hope you take time to do something to celebrate this day of indulgence. Our typical food celebration includes some Louisiana beer with some shrimp po' boys, dirty rice, beans, and fried okra. Sometimes some homemade hushpuppies tossed in for good measure. You can check out some photos from past celebrations at my house, including a traditional King's Cake, complete with baby inside, beautifully decorated by my wife!
Let me know what you are doing to celebrate; tell me all about your food adventures, today!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Webb City Farmers Market: Asian Inspired Lettuce Wraps

I mean, his name IS FLAVOR, right?

I love a good wrap... you know, some N.W.A... maybe some Eazy E... Public Enemy... old school RUN-DMC... Beastie Boys... Oh, wait... I said Wrap, didn't I? Hmph.

When planning for my February demonstration at the Webb City Farmers Market, I inquired about what Market Master Eileen Nichols would be expecting on the vendor tables. When she mentioned a large haul of hydroponic butter and bibb lettuces coming in from Braker Farms and 417 Produce, my mind went to some kind of wrap. Don't get me wrong; I do love those lettuces in a delicious, fresh salad, but I really wanted to frame them in a different light. And to be honest, I have been looking for a demo dish that would allow me to do some sautéing right at my table with strong aromas of garlic... onions... well, you get the idea.