I live in Brisbane Australia, and my beautiful city was hit hard by devastating floods late last week, and the receding waters have left quite a mess.
The community spirit has been incredible, with complete strangers helping clean out filthy, muddy, damaged homes & businesses. The food community has been baking and cooking like mad, taking food & water out to volunteers working tirelessly.
I have volunteered to make dinner for 25 volunteers at the Relief Headquarters on Thursday. They have a kitchenette and a microwave, so each can make their own plate & heat as required. I'm thinking they're probably heartily sick of lasagna at this point, and will need to provide a selection of dishes to cater for dietary restrictions as well.
I thought maybe a couple of paellas ( gluten-free, and one can be vegan), a big green salad, and a couple of spanish-y sides like spinach & chickpeas. I'll also make a couple of cakes.
Any thoughts or advice? Thank you in advance!
I have scored about 500g of goat curd and some really nice black Kalamata olives FREE!!! YES FREE!!!!!
I thought maybe pasta with some sage & roasted pumpkin, or maybe some little tartlets, or even a soufflé.
Does anyone have any clever recipe ideas for me?
So, lucky lucky me, I'm in Paris for a month and can't quite afford a 3-star Michelin restaurant for dinner ( I do have shoes to buy as well!).
I'm thinking of having lunch at a 2 - 3 star restaurant as many offer a significantly cheaper set-price lunch menu. I'm tossing up between Taillevent (old-school French, recently demoted to 2 stars), or Le Jules Verne ( Alain Ducasse, Eiffel Tower, view for days).
Has anyone been, or know anyone who's been to either of these, or have any other recommendations for me?
I have in my hot little hands a lovely piece of Wagyu Beef Bresaola. I am planning to have it for dinner sliced really thin and laid on the plate like carpaccio, topped with some rocket and Italian parsley from my garden, dressed with some EVOO and a little lemon juice.
Any other ideas?
I came home from work with plans of a salad for dinner, logged on to SE and read posts about lamb & harissa (and a few other things!), and immediately shelved my salad plans and HAD to go buy some lamb. I marinated it with harissa and EVOO, and chargrilled it with some asparagus, dressed it all with a lemon and yoghurt dressing and grilled red peppers. Has anyone else shelved their breakfast/lunch/dinner plans because of a post or two on SE?
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