The sidebar of this weblog promises the occasional “failed recipe”. These do appear once in a while, but not often, mostly because I am such a good cook. It occurs to me, however, that I might satisfy “foodies” by also writing about those especially successful culinary inspirations that strike me from time to time.
The other night, for instance, I laboured long over a special meal for my wife and I to celebrate our new house. The new kitchen is several times larger and more beautiful than the old, and I had a wonderful time putting all of my culinary abilities to use to prepare an appetizing meal:
On an ordinary night we’d have been satisfied with that, but on this night we felt that the special occasion called for a special nous ne savons quoi to really make the meal memorable. And then it struck me: a garnish.
That, my friends, was a meal that will not be soon forgotten.