I link Food with Love.
Food is nourishing.
It can cheer us up.
It can connect us with old friends again
Our mothers give it to us to show their love...
I am sad that in our hectic lives, many families don't have the time to sit down at a dinner table and break bread with the people they love. I am sad that food has become something that we quickly consume on the go through a drive through. We've become satisfied with bad quality food that does more harm than good, just because it's convenient.
This weekend, a girlfriend and I went to our local Farmer's Market and then a cooking class. It was our second time doing this together, and I really enjoyed it. The cooking class that we went to was at the Green Plum Cooking School. It's a free class every Saturday morning, taught by renown chef Monica Pope who runs an awesome restaurant called T'afia. She really enourages the enjoyment of cooking, and making everything from scratch. Slow Food over Fast Food. Her menu changes often, because she bases her dishes on whatever is sold at the Farmer's Market - she is an avid supporter of local produce. On the menu for the cooking class was Pan Roasted Potatoes, Elk, and Fetta
She taught us how to make this awesome brine to soak fetta in while it's stored in the fridge, and this AMAZING potato dish that was sauteed in an olive oil and duck fat combo (what potatoes in Heaven must taste like). And the Pièce de résistance was definitely the Elk. Have you ever tried Elk? It has to be the silkiest, softest most delicious meat I have ever eaten in my life!
And then to top off that delicious food, I bought some macarons from the Farmer's Market. And yes, they tasted just as good as they looked!
(the winner of the Strikk Giveaway is Katie - congrats!)
Have a Fun Weekend.
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