Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Delicious plans for the week ahead...

I've been inspired by the Delicious Miss Dahl on the TV tonight... she beautifully cooked up some 'escapism' food, the type of food that took her away from the humdrum of life to her past... or holidays...

she has such a wonderfully languid approach to her style of cooking and whilst it does slightly come across a little contrived, I suppose that's all part of the entertainment... anyway it got me hooked and i've been thinking about the type of food I like to escape to... my grandma's green soup... my mum's chocolate roulade...  breakfast on the balcony in Puerto Pollensa... margaritas in Sonoma... Alejandro's 7 course gastronomic feast in Almeria... sweet sticky ribs in Aspen... the list goes on...

However, I think i'll start tomorrow with a simple sweet-corn chowder, inspired by Miss Dahl's Clam Chowder... it reminds me of a bizarre night at The Ivy in Santa Monica with friends...

I ordered the chowder, which, of course came in a huge bowl, (so I was truly stuffed even before my main course came) followed by the 'fish and chips' which, in true Californian style, was EVERY type of fish that ever was, deep fried and served with french fries... halfway through the meal, our dear friend Susie got a call from her son to say that her dog had just died, so we spent the rest of this surreal evening consoling her on Santa Monica pier, with the lights of the ferris wheel sparkling in the background and the sweet and marvelous taste of the chowder still in my memory... (i'll leave out the bit about a certain someone crouching down to a squat and peeing in the sand...)

Anyway, mouth is watering... recipe coming tomorrow with pics...

2 comments:

  1. Dahlin, seeing your delicious homegrown rhubarb I was wondering if you might look into making a concentrated essence, as we were at an event on Saturday where a winking man from the cellar produced fabulous rhubarb belinis! They were simply the best champagne cocktail I have ever tasted and apparently he makes his own essence, so any chance you could knock us up a cheeky one?

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  2. I am a big Sophie fan,bring on the chowder!

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