month : 03/2016 2 results

A Pineapple Post

The pineapple is the fruity symbol of hospitality. Gold-leaf encrusted, wrought in iron, the pinnacle of the Colonial dining table, its once rarity speaks for its glamour. Issuing from the tropics the ‘gator-skinned fruit with sharp and extended leaves embodies the port city hostess, tough while the sea captain is away with a beautiful but guarded demeanor. Arms outreached but particular. Sweet in the flesh and sturdy again at the core. The humid steamy hulls of a freighter were perfect ...

Tomato Bisque

That darn ubiquitous, iconic can of tomato soup. My guess would be that Campbell’s outsells it only by Cream of Mushroom, the mortar that binds American casseroles. Let’s not dwell on that right now, let’s save that particular rant for later. Instead consider the comfort food of a silky, fragrant tomato forward bisque. The tomatoes are broiled to intensify their flavor, the juice reserved for the tomato tartness. A nip of brandy makes this elegant, but you can still crumble Saltines ...