I don’t know where I come up with this stuff. Well, actually I do but I wonder what drives me to do complicated dishes on weeknights when I have been out all day. Ever since the Cooking Channel, self proclaimed edgy child of the Food Network went live, I have unwound briefly in the evening watching my favorite chef, Jamie Oliver. When I first embarked on the cooking hobby I watched him for various reasons including, but not limited to…
- he is a drummer in a band
- he skates, drives a scooter and VW van
- he had a great accent
- his perpetual bedhead
- he brought semi stodgy cookery back to hip with his Naked Chef series. (He wasn’t naked, just his food was)
He has stood the test of time, evolving and changing. Now he touts the Food Revolution, home grown veg and lately, flogs jam at Williams Sonoma. I still have a bit of a crush really.
The other night he was pulling asparagus out of his veg patch and made a potato and asparagus tart. Basically creamy, eggy mash with cheese and asparagus laid on top all nested in layers of phyllo. Nice.