Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Cream of Walk-in
One of the areas where I think that folks have to get their heads straight is the way that they eat. Now, I am not talking abut health, or obesity, or anorexia or all of those strange things that we currently worry about in this age of excess, no I am talking about cooking what you can get.
When I talk with most folks about dinner, they come up with a menu and go to the store and pick up the ingredients. This is predicated on the idea that the food that they want will always be sitting there on the store shelf, at a price that they want to pay, when they want it.
Now, just between you and I, one could venture a guess that this ain't the way that things are going to be in the future. I don't see anything in the way of food shortages in the near future, but I do see gaps that will begin to grow in what we want and what is available. I think that you had better get used to seeing what you have and, then, when you have established that part of the process, start figuring out what it is you can make out what is available.
So today is soup, this is another thing that you had better get used to. There is nothing like a soup with some bread to make a complete meal, especially in the winter. The summers cheap meals come from your garden (oh, you don't have one?...well, get off your ass). Soups can make a good meal out of some pretty odd companions. One of the best soups that I have ever tasted is a pork-apple curry with swiss chard and rice. Gotta give that one another go.
So, as I have stated before, make sure your spice cabinet is up to snuff and get out there and practice. Remember cookbooks are general guidelines, not the letter of the law.
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