A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Something Is Terribly Wrong Here


Okay, it's great to make a vegetarian main course instead of ham for Easter dinner. But what went wrong here? I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the concept of a bean dish that contains all three of these ingredients: truffle oil, Liquid Smoke, and a half a cup of honey!


Eva said...

Gaaaah! And instant espresso powder! It looks like someone was too desperate to make the beans full-flavored -- they just threw in everything dark or smoke-flavored they could think of. I'm surprised they used pasillas and jalapenos instead of chipotles.

Kris said...

I admit I've tried stuff like this in the past, when I was a less experienced--adding dark things to vegetarian dishes to make them seem meaty. Now I usually brown or roast vegetables to get that lovely caramelized taste.