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Edible Art and The Asparagus

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Since 3000 B.C. and its appearance on an Egyptian frieze, Asparagus has been prized by civilizations around the world for its delicate flavor and visual beauty. The ChezHelvetica gallery continues the exhibition with two recent dishes featuring this cherished spring vegetable. The first, a Lemony Pepper Browned Butter Vinaigrette Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms and the second, Asparagus, Fingerling Potato, Goat Cheese Pizza. From palette to palate, a mixed media of colors and textures greets the eye as the panoply of tastes excites the taste buds. Using creative license, both dishes deviated from the prescribed recipes using ingredients on hand, like Arugula instead of Spinach plus Aidell’s Sausage with the Pasta, and delicious Las Fortunitas Tortillas instead of dough for the Pizza. After paint brushing the tortilla canvases with Garlic Oil, Green Onions and White and Purple Fingerling Potatoes became the beautiful base, with Asparagus applied as crown – all lusciously highlighted with three different soft yellow Cheeses. A celebration of the visual and edible arts!