Why Dogs and Food?

Why Dogs and Food?

It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Not Your Typical Pot Luck Fare

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” - James Beard

We all have pot luck lunches at work from time to time. I love them. Everyone prepares all kinds of wonderful dishes – there is no theme – just the sharing of homemade delights. And it is fun. At the last potluck, I took the chance at making an unusual dish using ingredients from a Persian market and to my surprise, people loved it.

We have this wonderful Persian market a few doors down from our house in La Jolla. It is owned and run by a couple from Iran - Nancy is from the South of Iran and her husband from the North. They are lovely. She always has tips for me and when I shop there, I am there for a long time chatting away and learning about Persian cuisine. Brian and I buy a lot of produce, fruit, spices, cheeses and other delectable goodies from this market. Everything is fresh and delicious.

Recently, I have been experimenting with various Mediterranean dishes because of their fresh and healthful ingredients and the simplicity of the recipes. I recently discovered, thanks to Nancy at the Persian market, that I can use some really simple ingredients to make a refreshing summer sandwich using cucumbers, mint and Persian flat-bread. What a wonderful treat. Check out the recipe.

1 comment:

Susan Campisi said...

Yum... Liz, you are inspiring me to try some cooking. And motivating me to come visit so you can feed me!

Love the new photos of your boys.