Foodblogger's Welcome Dinner Invitation
Here's a great bit of fantasy! Let's pretend all of you can come to my house this weekend for a dinner party! I'd really love to meet in person the people that I've been corresponding with for the past several months, and wouldn't it be great to have a blogger pow wow? Thanks, Lea for inviting me to your dinner.
Here is meme originator, Angelika's, rule for this blog meme: "Describe a sort of 'signature menu' revealing much of your personal cooking style and culinary preferences" that you would make for your fellow foodbloggers.
I usually serve Italian dinners to non-Italian visitors, inviting them to try, say bresaola, cardoons or lumachini for the first time but when I have Italian guests I almost always serve some "foreign" cuisine, to give them a little taste of something new. Well, since most of you are of the Anglo-Saxon persuasion (at least linguistically), I've decided to go local and seasonal, not because it makes for good food but also because (for all you anti-snobs out there) it's cheap! I ask you, why serve artichokes in fall when pumpkin tortellini is less expensive and better? This menu is what I'd do with what's in the markets these days in Milan.
So here's our dinner-party menu:
Pumpkin Tortellini With Walnut Cream Sauce
Braised Short Ribs With Fall Vegetables
Salad of Sliced Raw Porcini, Arugula and Shaved Parmesan
Italian Plum Crostata
Coffee & Grappa
You're all invited!
I'm tagging but certainly not obliging:
Betul of "Rustic"
Tracie of "My Life Italian"
Jackie of "Allora, Aspetta!"
Ellie of "Kitchen Wench"