This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Jun 27, 2007

post_vacation food.

so i haven't felt the need to blog since the conclusion of the trip updates..
but for the sake of updating.. more from the kitchen of madam issa.

upon returning from vacation, our kitchen and cupboards were bare, besides whatever was already in the freezer, and i had to return to work the next day, so T had to pick up groceries for the week. For vegetables he picked up what was fresh.. which was only carrots and mushrooms. go figure.

above we have an osso bucco with funghi al tartufo orzo, beef shank braised in red wine, herbs, carrots and mushrooms with a side of mushroom orzo.

just back from italy and we could never tire from italian food, i made a ribollita later on in the week as well.. but it doesn't photograph quite as well. and for father's day i made fettuccine with assorted mushrooms and truffle oil, beef braciole, caprese salad, and a side of sauted spinach. again sorry for the lack of photos.

a) cornish hen with an apricot glaze and a side or roasted carrots and mushrooms
b) beef and chicken fajitas! i had a craving.
c) penne rigate with italian sausage and mushroom vodka sauce.