There are secrets to impressing people. Be born good looking. That’s one way.
But this is a food blog. You can’t actually see me in all my glory as you read this. So I have to impress you with good looking food! This Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut with Summer Squash is good looking food.
The difference between good looking food and good looking people is as plain as the aquiline nose on my face. Good looking people usually require a lot of work to remain good looking. But good looking food doesn’t usually last long enough to have to toil through the burden of middle age. And unlike the beautiful people I know, the beauty regime of most food is really quite simple. It can even be as easy as combining ingredients in new or at least uncommon ways. I figure this trend probably started with bacon. Bacon is a lot like good looking people. You can’t help but look twice and lick your lips. So somewhere down the line someone got the idea to wrap unattractive food– like chicken livers and scallops, in bacon.
Whether its people or food– I like to think I am not all that swayed by a pretty face. When it comes to food I love the ugly stuff even more (sometimes) than the obvious beauties. But not everyone is evolved as I am. Take fish. Some people go all squeamish at the thought of fish, especially raw fish. That’s because raw fish, like my aquiline nose, doesn’t appeal to everyone. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.
To prove this theory I decided to wrap a piece of fish in bacon. Well, prosciutto really. Because if bacon can make a chicken liver pretty… imagine what something as elegant as prosciutto could do for fish. Hmm, I wonder what it could do for my aquiline nose? GREG