Ahhh, Garlic. Very few spices are as necessary for most cuisines as garlic. 3 types: Softneck (the most common heads in grocery stores), Elephant (much milder – I don’t use it – rather use a shallot, and it’s in the leek family), and hardneck, which you won’t f ind but at farmer’s markets in the summer. Hardneck doesn’t store as well and is easily damaged. The finer you mince garlic the stronger it is. More about why in the next installment of Garlic… 102! Lula
Don’t forget your last opportunity to place an order for Labor Day Weekend delivery…5PM Aug 31st!!! See Lula’s Homepage “Seasonal Recipes” for special menu selections and to order www.lulasforlunch.com
The Queen of Cuisine is taking a couple of days off to ride roller coasters and sample park food…hopefully I”ll return with bones, nerves, muscles AND stomach intact! Orders can still be placed through www.lulasforlunch.com
Don’t forget, last day to order Labor Day Special deliveries is August 31…check www.lulasforlunch.com for menu selections on our home mage under “Special Seasonal Recipes”. Order from the website or give us a call at 859-360-0251!
…is a most under-used herb! Delicious and delicate, it imparts a slightly anise-y flavor without being reminiscent of licorice. For you container gardeners out there, it is very easy to grow, and adds a freshness to summer salads, as well as a mysterious “what IS that flavor?” note to meats such as chicken, veal and pork! www.lulasforlunch.com
Sometimes Hot Garlic Wings are a gourmet’s delight…for some of the BEST in the area go to a little hole in the wall in Taylor Mill, KY called Knuck ‘n Futz…or…if you’re in the mood to stay at home and make some of your own, Lula will gladly share the recipe! Get in touch at www.lulasforlunch.com !
Lula loves their generous spirit! www.tristatebusinessnetwork.com
Your tongue detects sweetness and sourness (and a relatively new discovery – umami), but your NOSE is primarily responsible for flavor! All kinds of drugs both over the counter and RX can impair your ability to taste and smell. oh, NO!
Chapter 58 of Eat Pray Love … String Theory for Dummies!
Sorry to use a Rachael Ray-ism, but there’s really no better way to describe Virgil’s Cafe in Bellevue KY. I was a fan long before DD&D filmed there…best frog legs EVAH! I love the fact that they are open on Mondays when other independents take their day off. www.virgilscafe.com