Food has been speaking to me for years.
Pretty much as far back as I can remember. I just did not know other folks could hear those voices as well. Imagine how relieved I am to find out that other people can hear a pretty potato, or a nice rugula, loud and clear. Other people who seem otherwise perfectly sane! Phew...
Trees and goats talk to me too, but weâ€™ll save that for another challenge.
In true SippitySup form I decided to do a video entry entitled Because A Can, Can Can-Can. This way I can really let the food do the talking. It seems the most direct way to let you hear what I hear as I am chopping up carrots, celery and onions for a mirepoix. Just like the one youâ€™ll need for this video recipe. Italian Sausage with White Beans and Radicchio.
It is a re-interpretation of a Nancy Silverton recipe I found in her book A Twist Of The Wrist. The idea is that you can make delicious meals from store-bought, prepared foods. The kinds that come in jars and cans. But, donâ€™t worry Nancyâ€™s philosophy has nothing in common with the woman from Semi-Homemade. First of all not one recipe is Nancyâ€™s book calls for pink food dye.
But there is one small area in this cookbook that kinda bugs. A lot of these â€œpreparedâ€ ingredients are IMPOSSIBLE to find. It takes more time to hunt down her brand of gigante beans than it does to build up flavor the old-fashioned way. By cooking it into the dish.
So I am replacing the jarred onions packed in water (not the much easier to find vinegar packed cocktail onions) with a mirepoix.
That decided all I needed to do was write a script and turn my camera on the star ingredients. But if you have worked with celebrities as much as I have, then there is one thing you know. They can be temperamental. I mean I wrote all this really great dialogue for the food and everything. But nooooo, they had to get their message across in their own way!
So feel free to leave a message and tell me what you think. If it seems I am having trouble understanding what you are saying, why don’t you send a nice end of loin porterhouse steak over here to whisper in my ear. (watch video)
SERIOUS FUN FOOD