Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time
Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Pre-Father's Day Meal: Izzy's Papa Cooks
Izzy's Papa happened to be in the city today, in the vicinity of Whole Foods. Now normally I would not request that he pick something up as he especially hates to do food shopping and my specific requests go unheeded or become muddled. In this instance I needed to make an exception as there was nothing in the house for dinner. I instructed him to "buy whatever you dream of eating."
He returned with a bag full of items far different that what I would have purchased, had I been gave the same instructions (lamb or duck would have surely been one of my ingredients).
Instead I found: Two boxes of rigatoni, 3 shallots, 1 endive, a bunch of baby arugula, Fourme'd'Ambert cheese, freshly grated Parmesan, several tomatoes and a bunch of asparagus. I volunteered to be his sous-chef at dinner. It was my duty to slice the shallots, julienne the endive, cut the tomatoes, blanch the asparagus and prepare the vinaigrette.
Our meal was a simple one. Endive/Arugula/Blue Cheese Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette and Rigatoni with Asparagus, Shallots and Tomatoes.