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Cooking without Chef Hooles

October 23, 2009

It’s not easy. Let’s put it that way.

Last summer, aka the summer of love, I became a vegetarian. Chef Hooles (and the #team) and I made some awesome food. Other nights, we ate ice cream cake or a delightful treat we liked to call “brie and bag.” It was from Dean & Deluca, so obviously it was good, or else Felicity would not have worked there, would she?

Just as Felicity followed Ben to New York, so Jappy will soon follow me to London.

Just as Felicity followed Ben to New York, so Jappy will soon follow me to London.

So, I find myself now in London, where they eat really gross things like blood sausage. I’m obviously not going to be eating that. You might say that I’ve felt lost, in a culinary sense. I haven’t done any of the Mark Bittman salads that we loved so this summer, and there is no ice cream cake or sushi in sight. I don’t understand how I’m supposed to be a vegetarian that eats sushi if I can’t afford sushi. What.the.fuck?

But, last weekend, a culinary miracle! Unfortunately, it did not involve Kevin coming to cook pork belly or something equally delicious for me, but almost. What was it, you ask?

Truffle salt. I found it in my kitchen (Thanks Pierre for leaving behind expensive spices, absinthe, and French olive oil!!), and put it on the most sinfully delicious mashed potatoes that the “holiday” of “Canadian” thanksgiving has ever seen. Ever.

Look at this guy.

Look at this guy.

The idea of truffle salt might seem to you to be as ludicrous as diamond facial cream for $400 (but think of it Michael, a MILLION FUCKING DIAMONDS!), but it’s so worth it. I actually have no fucking clue how much this salt cost, because I didn’t have to pay for it anyway.

In conclusion: suck it nerds. Until I return to the warm embrace of #SSR and the ice cream cake of yore, I have truffle salt to keep me warm at night. In the comments, please list all the uses you can think of for said truffle salt. Maybe I’ll even name a recipe after you (not you Jappy)!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. chefhooles permalink
    October 23, 2009 5:07 pm

    brie and bag… and truffle salt

    i had some (minus the latter) about 20 min ago and it fixed everything.

    also… bread and butter… and truffle salt

    potatoes were genius.

  2. maplesyrup21 permalink
    October 31, 2009 1:24 am

    interesting post

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