What Recipe Do You Want to be Remembered For?
It’s a tricky decision, isn’t it?
Do you choose a dish that everyone loves and repeatedly asks you to make or the one that you love and can’t wait to slurp up?
Do you choose a dish that has a history: The recipe you learned at your mother’s knee or the first thing you cooked for your spouse?
Do you allow yourself to be inspired by the current season or do you choose a true favorite even if it’s out of sync?
It was not a recipe that I learned from my mother (like Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls, totally unlike these ones) nor was it the first thing I served to my husband (I honestly can’t remember what that even was!).
And, I did not intentionally choose something for springtime although this crazy Florida heat makes it difficult to think slow braise or stew.
None of the above fit. And yet, I knew which recipe to choose as soon as I read the contest title: The Recipe You Want to be Remembered For. I chose a recipe that epitomizes how I want to cook and the person I want to be (neither of which actually matches up with reality most of the time).
They asked how I want to be remembered, not how I am likely to be remembered. And I delivered. The elegant simplicity in this dish is truly something to long for in food and in life.
Go check out Elegant Memories of Asparagus, Parmigiano and Me on Food 52. Comment there about the food then come back here and tell me which recipe you’d like to be remembered for.