Ben is in the middle of reading In Defense of Food. My new favorite book is The Art of Simple Food. Mine is a compilation of recipes and instruction for buying good food, wisely. The author subscribes to the method of cooking according to the season. That way you can buy local (better taste and quality) produce to work with. She has a restaurant in California that is based on her beliefs. Its amazing how simple her recipes are and incredibly delicious! The author is also a firm believer in food being a centerpiece to fellowship. Anyways, the upshot of this is that Ben and I have been convinced that local (if possible), organic foods are the way to go. It was in that spirit that we made a family date of going to downtown Annapolis to visit The Big Cheese to buy some morbier cheese and fresh baguettes from the french restaurant around the corner. (Of course we stopped to get fantastic ice cream at Storm Bros, too.) I admit it was a bit of a splurge, but the taste exceeded anything we’ve had in a very long time. We also stopped by a local organic market to purchase fresh fruit, and topped the whole feast off with some cheap wine. That was Friday night dinner. It was fabulous, fast..and healthy, too!
Morbier, baguettes, garlic twist, real vanilla for homemade lavender ice cream, grapes, Charles Shaw wine, mango, peaches, nectarines and carrots.