Pages

Thursday, February 25, 2010

piece -o- meat


Attraction is everything from the softest sunset to the flashing fireworks, if you arent attracted well, simply put, it wont get your attention. Take 'piece of meat' for example versus 'cutlet' - which would you rather have? Which one sounds more attractive to you?



Call it it a cutlet and they will come. Pork cutlet with riced potatoes served with a pont l'eveque and grapefruit sauce. I know grapefruit and cheese, but I am here to tell you it rocks.



Lentil soup is usually such a gruel that I tend to avoid it at all costs, that is unless its made like this with a little smoky pork and a clear vegetable broth.



A nice slice of a banana cheesecake would hit the spot I can imagine.




It goes even better with a raspberry and a peanut butter chocolate sauce.

40 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

Still trying to figure out how you have time to do all of this cooking. You must have people knocking down the door to come over for dinner! Oh, and yes to calling your meat a 'cutlet'. How sexy.

snugs said...

drooling here...

Bob said...

Mmmm, cutlet. You're so right.

Anette said...

As for me, I think lentil sounds prettier than it looks, but as humble and lovely as it tastes. I don't mind calling meat by it't true name, honest and natural. (my favourite meat-word is sirloin, how sexy is that!)

Melody said...

I'd love to try that grapefruit cheese combo. Everything looks amazing!

Jenn said...

Look at the perfect golden brown crust on that cutlet. I can just imagine the cunch with the tender meat. Mmmm... Then the that cheese cake just put it over the top!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

I am needing help...

I cant find recipes. i love the idea of a banana cheese cake, and would like to see your recipe... Also you had exotic recipes you asked me to find for my island ADVENTURE AND i CAN'T FIND THEM

Am I missing the search button!

I love your fotos, and would like to try some of your recipes... What am I missing (too much rum doesn't help, so i am sure it is easy)

Dave

Fresh Local and Best said...

Yes, there is much in a name. Cutlet does sounds better. The dessert looks fab!

Devon said...

I totally dig the menu. I could have taken a small bite of everything.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Yeah, the banana cheese cake would score points. Even more than the cutlet.

Marjie said...

I have some naysayers in my house, but I believe half of food appeal is the appearance, half is the name, and taste is almost an afterthought. And, yes, I know my math doesn't work there. So what? I want that banana cheesecake!

dawn said...

Dog, listen carefully. Banana cheesecake is why I'm alive. I live for it. And you just put pb-choco on it. you kill me

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

nice call on the grapefruit! I just did a grapefruit and scallop risotto that was awesome. I want a slice of that cheesecake - holy yum!

George Gaston said...

If you call... I will come! All of these are attractive in appearance and they all look absolutely delicious.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You're right. A cutlet sounds so much better. The photo ended up gorgeous. The banana cheese cake would pass for eye candy, but personally no matter how the cheese cake looked, I would prefer to eat the cutlet.

I love lentil soup but I'm still trying to figure out how to not make it look like a bowl of brown mud in a photo. I've even tried a dollop of goat cheese, but honestly I don't think it looks any better. Sure tastes good though.

I'm enjoying your "food for thought."
Sam

Joan Nova said...

I think on a restaurant menu terminology is important because you can't see the finished dish. With blogging, the photo trumps and it matters less what you call it. All of these look delicious. I never think of riced potatoes...it's an interesting alternate side.

Michelle Ann said...

PORK...yum!!! How can you not love something with Panko????

Christina said...

Love Piece-o-meat! hehe And that banana cheesecake looks delicious!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Piece -o- meat got me here! I like it. The o is catchy. The banana cheesecake is totally delicious!

Cynthia said...

I am with Duo Dishes - where the heck do you get the time to cook and photographs such gorgeous food and so much of it?! :)

bunkycooks said...

Cutlet sounds so much nicer than chop...far more delicate! Forget the meat, just give me the cheesecake!

Vickie said...

Cutlet does sound much nicer, but piece-o-meat makes me smile. What I'm totally excited over are the riced potatoes. I've seen ricers and wondered why they were a better way than simply using a masher . . . now I see! (I'm so sheltered)
I'm buying one Saturday to make these splendid potatoes.

5 Star Foodie said...

You make a good point about the labels for the dishes. My daughter asks tonight - what's in this sauce? I answer "seaweed" She says "yuk", I say "ok, just kidding it's nori" She immediately changes her mind - "oh, that's so yummy" :)

I like your pairing of pork cutlet with grapefruit and cheese, awesome!

Angie's Recipes said...

Dude, how could you cook so well?! Restaurant quality!

KennyT said...

Lots of delicious food you make!!! I want a slice of that banana cheese cake!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Do you have a band of elves in your kitchen to help with the washing up? Restaurant quality, I agree, and cutlet, yeah, definitely cutlet.

Lea Ann said...

I'm lovin that cutlet with those riced potatoes. Meat and taters for me. ;-)

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Thank you for visiting my new blog woo hoo! I'm loving my new spot. I have really missed being around and visiting everyone.

My my your pictures and food styling have grown! (love the flower btw)

*snuggles down* its good to be back :)

Joanne said...

Does anything NOT go better with peanut butter chocolate sauce? And where did you find this peanut butter chocolate sauce? That is the real question.

Tangled Noodle said...

Now this is a complete meal! How did you get your cutlet to look so perfectly golden and crips? I still can't manage it [frustrated].

Stacey Snacks said...

You're back!
Glad the winter blahs are over.
I love lentil soup! I make it weekly, you would like mine.

TavoLini said...

These plates look great!! I love the flower, the citrus, the raspberry--such nice, beautiful touches.

Laurie said...

I've never seen a nicer looking lentil soup! Your talk about "piece of meat" verses cutlet is priceless and echoes one we had here this week. My husband has been preparing a new specials page and he explained that pork scaloppini sounds better than pork cutlet for an Italian specials page. Too funny.

Rick said...

A slice of banana cheesecake would hit the spot right about now.

Pam said...

I'd like the entire meal please!

Velva said...

I may have said this before....but, if I bring a good bottle of wine, can I pull-up a chair and join you? This meal looks wonderful.

btw, "cutlet" does sound better.

Sippity Sup said...

That's quite a meal for me to devour on at Saturday morning at 6:20 am,. Maybe I'll go back to bed. GREG PS I LOVE lentil soup and am so glad you found a version to love too.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow what a wonderful meal love the grapefruits in there and man that cheesecake looks so good

angela@spinachtiger said...

That "cutlet" is so attractive and now I'm so hungry. I think it will e chicken cutlets for dinner. I grew up on veal cutlets but who can afford those?

Cucinista said...

I don't know -- I think "piece -o- meat" sounds pretty good. And hey, I like to salt my grapefruit, so cheese would be good too.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin