Monday, April 25, 2011

What to bring to a food swap

So you’ve decided to attend a food swap. Sounds exciting, why not, right? But wait...now comes the hard work of deciding what the heck you are going to bring. Don’t panic if you aren't a culinary wiz...or, maybe you are such a god(dess) in the kitchen you can't narrow all the options down. As promised, here are some musings of things we'd be happy to see at a food swap.

Remember Rule 1: think of making things that last.


Sweet


Granola
Cranberry Nut Granola

Jam
Fig Butter (forget the scones in this recipe, just bring the filling. Yum!)


Scones (remember, we are making things that last so don’t try to trade one scone for a bottle of vodka, cheap-o!)
Bacon and Date Scones (um, yeah, those sound aaamazing!)
Flour Bakery's Currant Scones ...remember that their chef, Joanne Chang is one of the four nominees this year for the James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award.

Homemade Vanilla
Vanilla Extract



Savory

Jerky

Pâté

Soup Mix

Spice Rub

Infused Olive Oil



Condiments/Dips
Hummus
Preserved Lemons
Olive Tapenade
Basil Walnut Pesto (you gotta trust Lidia)



Alcohol

Beer

Infused Alcohol
Bacon Bourbon #nevertoomuchbacon
Jalapeno Tequila
Skittles Vodka (please God, no one should make this...but it had to be seen. cringe.)

Alright kids, that should last you for a while. Get cookin' and get swampin'

1 comment:

  1. Just let me know when and where, and I'll be there!

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