Dinner Diary Tidbit

I’ve been cooking, cooking, cooking in the Tasty Mayhem kitchen the last 24 hours: we are expecting 32 (or so people) for the fundraiser dinner on Saturday. The theme is Italy and shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but its my favorite.  Cooking Italian always feels like a homecoming even if I’m not making any of my part-Italian grandmother’s favorite dishes. I love the range of flavors across the different regions and the use of seasonal ingredients. And there is another fun element: Southerners and Italians are food soul-sisters;

  • Adding pork products to flavor everything from other meats to vegetables
  • Grits = Polenta
  • A little something sweet is good anytime of day
  • Beans? Yes please.
  • Rice dishes can be a meal unto themselves
  • Ingredients from the garden, the farm market and the wild pickings drive what ends up on the plate

I’ll be posting later tonight for a preview of what we are eating…What’s your favorite Italian food?




About Tasty Mayhem

Love to eat, cook, write. Try to think of witty things to say about the world but my thoughts are consumed by food. Mostly.
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