Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post featuring some of the latest and greatest food bloggers/ photographers from around the country. In addition to loving food, I also LOVE watching cooking shows and competitions. Top Chef is one of my all-time favorites. Since my Carla was kicked off a couple weeks ago, I am now rooting for Richard Blais (despite his Negative Nancy attitude and funny facial expressions – he’s my second fav on the show) to win. This week, the three finalists had to cook the “last supper” for three amazing chefs, Wolfgang Puck – Michelle Bernstein – Morimoto. In addition to these three and the normal judges, they added photographer Melanie Dunea…the last supper idea was inspired by her book, My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals / Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes.
I absolutely LOVED the concept..putting aside the morbid reality of an actual “last supper” and focusing on the “most favorite meal” part. I can’t wait to purchase the book for myself, but it got me thinking about the food I really love and if I could choose my last meal, what would it be and why? Some examples from the book are Lidia Bastianich choosing a plate of linguini and clams and Laurent Tourondel a BLT sandwich from his own restaurant.
On the show this week, Richard won the challenge and advanced to the finale by creating Wolfgang Puck’s last supper request…Beef Goulash, Spaetzel with Sour Cream and Apple Strudel with a beautiful Tarragon cream. (I may/may not be drooling just thinking about that strudel!)
I haven’t completely narrowed it down yet…I like so many things…so many different kinds of foods. When asked about my favorite restaurant, I don’t have just one, I have to categorize them into food types, atmospheres and even cities. So I’m going to spend some time thinking this over for the next couple of days…but do share your last supper ideas! I would love to hear what you would like for your “last supper”. So leave a comment!
For today’s Foodie Friday recipe, I wanted to share a new recipe I tried this week from Cooking Light‘s collection –
Disclaimer: I’m not really a fan of raisins, so I just omitted those bad boys from mine pictured below:
Here’s the recipe…we ate this for dinner one night and then I ate the leftovers for lunch…SOOOO good the next day!
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons water
1 cup chopped skinless, boneless Chicken (about 4 ounces)
3/4 cup chopped Braeburn apple (about 1 small)
1/3 cup diced celery
3 tablespoons raisins
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine mayonnaise, curry powder, and water in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add the Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken, chopped apple, celery, raisins, and salt; stir mixture well to combine. Cover and chill.
Enjoy and don’t forget to share YOUR last supper ideas in the comment section:)