Saturday, January 17, 2009
We have all heard the famous quote by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin " Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are." If you dont know who this guy is he was some poofter wig wearing gastronome that lived between 1755 and 1826. Brillat-Savarin was not a chef but an advocate of chefs, he liked to eat a lot so he hung around people who could feed him. I wonder how this quote applied to him?
He wrote a book that is still popular today called The Physiology of Taste and I think it is a must read for anyone interested in food. I am providing a link so that you dont have to go out and try and find a copy, mine was published in 1960 and I keep it safe. I do come across a little bombastic at times and, trust me, I am working on that, sadly though this post does nothing to diminish my already bad reputation.
This being said I guess I am a pancake, a buttermilk pancake with rehydrated white raspberries, sunflower seeds and maple syrup.
I sifted the flour to make sure they were extra light and fluffy.
I used the molcajete to grind up the dried raspberries that were picked this summer and processed in the dehydrator.
I used some really good vanilla so that they would taste even better than they normally taste.
We had some Canadian maple syrup, I dont know about this since I have only had Vermont maple syrup prior to this and I have to admit I am partial to Vermont.
They were gobbled up as fast as they were made.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 12:04 PM