Showing posts from April, 2011

A Hundred Mile Dinner for the
Incurable Epicureans in St. Louis

A menu for the Incurable Epicureans in St. Louis, featuring recipes calling for seasonal vegetables and fruits and local Missouri products. (skip straight to) ~ Why A Hundred Mile Dinner? ~ ~ What Does "Local" Mean, Anyway? ~ ~ Hundred Mile Dinner Menu for St. Louis ~ Why A Hundred Mile Dinner? For Regular Readers You'll be wondering what's up, why I'm deviating from the standard recipe column. Here's the scoop. In late May, the Kitchen Parade and A Veggie Venture recipes that follow will be cooked by a supper club called the Incurable Epicureans (IE), a food-loving subset of the Missouri Mushroom Society . Each year, the group cooks four theme-focused dinners for 40 to 50 people. Over the last 12 - 15 years, the Incurable Epicureans have focused dinners on the work of chefs and food luminaries such as Julia Child, James Beard, MFK Fisher, Alice Waters and most recently, Marcella Hazan. (A Veggie Venture readers might remember Marce

Simple Egg Salad with a Twist

How often does something simple kinda blow you away? That's my take on this easy egg salad, made with just the classic ingredients (cooked eggs, mayo, a little mustard, a little sweet pickle relish) plus my personal twist of some ... get this ... a little grated cheese. Another reason? Egg salad sandwiches are perfect for picnics, road trips, camping, lunchboxes and brown bags because even when made well ahead of time, the bread doesn't get soggy! Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Easily Scales from a Couple of Eggs to a Dozen or More. Low Carb. Low Fat. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian.