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Monday, June 10, 2013

The Color Purple - CCC challenge June = COLOR


There should be little doubt in your mind what my favorite color is. I had this fantastic purple pull over shirt in college and I loved this shirt but it was starting to get a little frayed on the edges. One day I was out in a park flying kites with my beautiful new girlfriend and her little brother and our kites were getting tossed around like rag dolls. I had a solution, and since I was wearing a t-shirt under my purple shirt I took off my beloved shirt and I tore it into strips to use as tails for our kites. My new girlfriend was stunned, pleased, confused and now more smitten than ever. She knew this was my favorite shirt and she said in a stern voice-"why did you do that?" and I said "our kites have to fly" but she said "thats your favorite shirt" and I said "it still is." We watched our kites with their new purple tails bob and weave in the afternoon sky as gently and perfect as a kite could fly.

Purple is a majestic color. I think its the only color that gets this status. So I present to you my regal fare.

Silkie roasted chicken with grilled plums and figs served with roasted purple potatoes and a warm purple cabbage and onion compote as well as a cold purple cabbage and onion slaw with a warm blueberry vinaigrette and parsley oil. Check back to check out all the creatively colorful dishes from The Creative Cooking Crew. Thanks to Joan and Lazaro for hosting these challenging events.


9 comments:

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

You took this over the top. What a wonderful dish and presentation. You killed it. Bravo Christo!

Joan Nova said...

Great job on the challenge, Christo - "majestic" color, creative and flavorful interpretation, unique protein, and a romantic little story to boot!

Shannon Grande said...

wow, this is certainly regal fair! i am a fan of purple as well, although you may have taken that to new heights :) love the story as well!

Anette said...

Love the story about the kites! But that is a scary Bird!!

Trix Middlekauff said...

I love purple as well - this is gorgeous. Funny, silkie chicken recently showed up on an episode of Hannibal ... Hannibal made silkie chicken soup. Must be something in the air! (And I am not implying that you are a psychopath!!!)

Lazaro Cooks said...

Great dish. Deep rich color and flavor profile.

Jennifer Kendall said...

love the purple! your dish looks beautiful and delicious!

deana sidney said...

I have seen the bird a few times and wondered at the color. One of my favorite summer recipes is blueberry chicken that has the same blue cast and is terribly delicious. The other flavors on the plate are perfect choices. Great challenge, love that Hannibal made the black chicken... the best thing about the show are his cooking scenes. He makes slicing meat terrifying.

Lori Lynn said...

Daring. Bold. Crazy-delicious. You took a bird that was quite scary looking and turned it into a work of art. You are a treasured asset to the CCC Christo!
LL

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