In this world of fast food and high-speed conveniences, I look at artichokes as nature’s way of telling us to slow down. The pleasure is in the journey, the process of culling the thorns to get to the heart, tasting each leaf individually, the work and the anticipation of what’s to come. There’s no possible way to prepare and eat an artichoke quickly; they teach us to savor each sweet bite. Speaking of that, have you ever noticed that artichokes make everything else taste a little sweeter? That’s because they contain an acid called cynarin which inhibits the ability of our taste buds to perceive sweetness. As the acid is removed, by eating a different food, our taste receptors overcompensate for the absence by flooding our taste buds with the sensation of sweetness. Interesting, no? For this reason, many say that artichokes should not be served with wine, but I disagree. Simply choose a dry white wine that can stand up to a bit of added sweetness, then marvel in the subtle fruity flavours that are revealed by your altered sense of taste. .
Almost all last week, we posted sweet applications, but we couldn't help ourselves!!! You guys are outdoing yourselves with your sweet masterpieces (pun intended). We couldn't think of a better way to pivot to the savory side and celebrate #MeatlessMonday than with @andreabemis' Wine-Braised Eggplant and Tomatoes Pasta with a Lemon Tahini Sauce. #SOGOOD -- Get the recipe here: https://www.soomfoods.com/recipes/wine-braised-eggplant-tomato-pasta-with-lemon-tahini-sauce/
Mmmmh che languore! Questo il pollo ripieno di @lericettedigessica 😍 quasi quasi lo prepariamo anche noi! La nostra versione però prevede una spennellata di Estratto di Carne per una crosticina golosa!
Our @airbnb kitchen only used flake salt so I took notes and gifted myself this salt dish, hand-made in Denmark, along with some more flake salt. #grlwhocooks
When your gorgeous friend is in the business of making beautiful jewelry, her birthday board has to be (almost) as pretty 😍 Don’t think it tasted too bad either. Happy Birthday @donnaweissjewelry 😘💎🧀❤️