Monday, August 31, 2009

Vestals Italian for 15.

Vestals Pizza Margherita-----TX Corn, Lemley Tomato, Pine Nut Succotash

TX Squash, Organic Greens, Parm Crisp, Citrus Vinagrette
Homemade Tomato & Fennel Sauce, Linguini, Sauteed Chicken, Mushroom and Oregano Cream

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Food Creates Community...Fall Dinner.

Food Creates Community
October 17th @ 7:00pm

Come and Enjoy

A unique culinary experience

A menu inspired
by fall in Texas

An intimate
outdoor setting

4 extraordinary courses paired with perfect wines

50 dollars per person

This event is limited...RSVP -

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Julia's Chocolate Mousse!

Recipe #345 Chocolate Mousse. We went to watch Julia and Julie today and the movie was infectious. Upon returning home we discovered no less than 3 Julia Child cookbooks buried under piles of Bon Appetit magazines. #345 seemed a perfect fit for our quart of heavy cream and large bag of chocolate chips stored in the fridge...but could we really wait the 7 hours for it to chill? And did we really want to get that many pans dirty on a week night?

As soon as we got going, we had a lot of fun- Emily especially loved having her picture on the blog so FCC fans know that SHE can cook too!!! Can't wait to do more Julia recipes...By the way the mousse is deceivingly light.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Around the Table - A Taste of Peru

A few pictures from our Peruvian Dinner last night.
Taste of Peru – Around the Table – August 8, 2009
Pisco Sours – Roasted Corn and Marinated Olives
405 Tamale - Lemley Farms Tomatoes
Ceviche – Hawaiian Swordfish, Wolf Creek Farms Sugar Queen
Causa – East TX Potatoes, Windy Meadows Chicken, TX Green Beans
Tacu Tacu – East TX Creamer Peas, Free Range Egg, Plantains
Lomo Saltado – Rehoboth Ranch Grass Fed, TX Baby Bellas, TX Patty Pan Squash
Empanada - TX Fig and Blueberry
The Peru dinner was the last of our Summer Schedule, stay tuned for our Food Creates Community Fall Schedule.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Astrid y Gaston.

Peru's Cocktail - Pisco Sour
Octopus Ceviche and Grouper Sashimi
Goat and Pumpkin Dumplings
Tuna in 5 Spices with Sweet Potato 3 Ways
Shaved Apple Tart with Saffron Gelato

On our recent trip to Peru we visited a fabulous restaurant Astrid y Gaston. Gaston Acurio is Peru's chef. He is the quintessential voice in the culinary revolution that is sweeping Peru. Peru has such interesting geographical features and mixtures of culture that their food could be described as the first fusion.