last night i made dinner for a very newly ex-vegan couple who, after reading my book, came all the way from new hampshire just to have me be their first meaty meal maker. super humbling and incredible to see how my words have touched someone’s life. i really went in for them and it was amazing.
all about fall goodness. got to use a lot of the jams, pickles and fresh produce i preserved over harvest season…as well as the last few local tomatoes we’ve got kickin around.
i: napa and purple carrot okonomiyaki with seared bavette, sauteed maitake, shitake and king oyster mushrooms, and white carrot slaw with diced homepickled carrots
ii. tea-poached/seared pork belly with sage and cherry tomato corn relish
iii. seared duck breast with concord grape sauce on a rutabaga-thyme mash, with roasted delicata & green beans
iv. fucking perfect brownie drizzled in salted caramel sauce with crispy roasted pears and salt & peppered-black cocoa whip-
whole thing dusted with rose petals.
they wanted salty, sweet/savory, lots of veggies and a chocolatey rich dessert. they were quite satisfied and i had an awesome night. cant wait to get my work visa shit settled so I can get back to making food dreams come true! .
from all of your beautiful responses, i have compiled a wonderful list of translations for the word salt, for a piece that i am working on. there are so many gorgeous amazing languages that reflect us as people of color.
if you have time, could you review the list for both accuracy and those languages that have not been added yet. i know i won’t have a fully comprehensive list, but i want it to be as full as possible.
please shoot any new or corrected entries to my inbox. thank ya’ll much, nayyirah :)))
salt language translations:
yoruba: iyo/ ibose
french : sel
mauritian creole : disel
arabic: meleh/ milih
spanish : sal
quechua : kashi
*Basil (from my garden) Linzertorte (German Almond Tart)
*Brown Sugar Peaches & Cream
*Roasted Blueberry Coconut
*Lime & Raspberry Sorbet
PLUS toppings!!! WOOHOOO! See you there!