Sunday, December 26, 2010

Soul Food

What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul?

            Food that stood out for me this year were of two very different types.  The first was a meal at Per Se in New York City.  The restaurant itself with a view of Central Park and Columbus Circle, where there were two or three waiters for each table, was in and of itself an experience, but each course of the food was memorable.  Except perhaps for the meal we had at Buddakan for Dan’s 25th birthday, I don’t think I’ve had a more memorable meal.

            The other food that stood out though was the weekly food Kathy cooked from the things we grew in our garden and from the CSA.  We had the most amazing meals—soups of all kinds, vegetables like kohlrabi I’d never heard of before, much less tasted, and casseroles and dishes from a wide variety of cuisines that used what we were growing.  I loved sitting down to those meals and tasting those tastes, knowing that we were eating as locally as possible, as healthily as possible and as “tastily” as possible.

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