Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FOOD: BMT, yes M for Mushroom

A classic BLT is awesome, comfort food at its best and something that always satisfies, Ive always had one complaint. "L" Lettuce

Don't get me wrong, I like lettuce but what is the right type for this sandwich, iceberg is to watery, romaine to dry, Im sure there are other cultivars out there, perhaps the perfect BLT cultivar is just around the corner, but for now, I have a suggestion.


Crimini, or white button, lightly sautéed in butter, line the bottom slice with them  add some thinly sliced pepper jack cheese.

The earthy mushroom, compliments the smoky bits of heaven we call bacon, the tomato lubricates each bite and pepper jack adds just enough spice, maybe  some alfalfa sprouts for crunch, perfect.


This is the stuff sandwich dreams are made of, make one, you may too ditch lettuce.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Food: Alchemy, and cooking.

Turning lead in to gold.

Its easy to think about cooking as building, putting ingredients together, working with taste, smell and texture to make a dish that is both delicious an nourishing.

Cooking like this can yield amazing results, and most of us do it like this, we simply whip up a recipe and feel contempt with the results.

However, there is a different way of cooking, Alchemy if you will, a cooking style that allows your personality and creativity to flow and ultimately delivers results that leave people asking, how come you don't have a restaurant, and boy is that a compliment.

What does it mean to use Alchemy in the kitchen, simple, focus on one ingredient and use others to transform it to something very different, use your imagination, use common sense but the key is experimentation.

For Example, consider Shrimp.

Shrimp is a great ingredient, in my book any ingredient that can be enjoyed by it self is a great ingredient, boiling water, sun , lime juice, straight raw, shrimp by itself never disappoints.

Alchemy we take that same Shrimp add Salt, Butter, Garlic and peeper. and we have a new taste, golden aromatic and comforting food, where the main character is Shrimp, but as been transformed to more than just a small crustacean. its been transformed.


STILL HERE: Back on the Wagon

Hee, haaa !

After some months of being away from my dear blog, I decided it was enough. Its time to come back and share my love with all things edible.

Its so difficult to write about a passion when your daily activities are not related, my work life and passion for food are in no way tied, however, lucky for my my family life is..... and I will continue to write about it.

The whole holiday season went by and I had some great experiences, I absolutely have to write about, dishes that take my back to my childhood and, had a chance to be around really good people.

I have good ideas on being a positive person that I will share with you that are sure to help to live life facing forward, never looking back.

Keep coming back.
Jorge Delgadillo