Sorry, this is from SO long ago, like the end of May, but again, I blame the final essay that made me it?s bitch. One of my teachers decided to hold another potluck dinner for my class and the other class (who are just finishing up their dissertations now) near the end of term. What happens when you get a crap ton of gastronomes together under one roof? Food comas from heaven, baby.
Here I am with my buddy Andrew?clearly, we take this eating thing seriously. This is how we roll:
Here are pictures of everyone waiting around the table to dig in. The best part is we all had to go around and say what we made and what was in it.
It is so interesting when this sort of party happens, because there are people from all over the world in my class, so you are always guaranteed an exciting meal. Like I said, this was many wine glasses ago, and a few drinks into the night, so bear with me on the descriptions. This is me posing with my spinach gratin. It had a ton of cheese and panko crumbs on a top, a recipe I borrowed from Amanda over at Whatwereareeating.com. But I increased the recipe for the party, and while it came out okay, it could have been a little creamier. That spinach soaked the cream up like a sorority girl doing her eightieth keg stand!
This is an Indian curry made of?curry stuff?yeah?
This was an appetizer, a little rice cake with Asian sausage on top.
Oh god. I know I am gonna butcher this one, and it was so good too! I want to say it was an appetizer that had nori (dried seaweed sheets), chickpeas and?fish stuff? Sigh. Worst food blogger EVER. But at least the picture is pretty!
This beaut was a pane rustica, a giant Italian peasant bread that was stuffed with roasted bell peppers (capsicum to Aussies) and topped with olives and cheese. More people shots?
This is me with Rice, another person in my class. Rice kicks ass. He usually takes pictures for every class function, and but our program has the option of only doing a few classes for a certificate, and now we won?t see Rice as much. We?ll miss you!
Just so you know, it is damn near impossible to get a picture of more than two people from class at a time?we all can?t stop talking! The two looking at the camera are Kristen (American) and I, and the two talking are Susan (another Aussie) and Joanne (American). And then came dessert. This is how we roll, dessert style:
Glutinous rice balls with I think dates and rolled in coconut?.
And the best damn dessert I have ever eaten. Sort of like a crŠme caramel, but made with heavy cream, gelatin, orange zest, sherry and raisins?.I want it now!!!! My teacher made this for our first potluck and I asked, nay, DEMANDED it appear again! And that was that! I was happily in a food coma by the end of the night, and I think it is safe to say that everyone else was too. Sorry there weren?t more food photos too?I was drooling so much that the camera just slipped out of my hands! But at least you know now?THIS is how true gastronomes roll. Woot woot! ~LTG