MENU - October 16th
Olive oil, salt, and pepper are the only additional ingredients you will need to have on hand for the recipes. If you are unfamiliar with Bobotie, it is the South African national dish, a traditional Cape Town specialty full of sweet and savory flavors. We also have wonderful sweet potato greens from Green Door Gourmet... a ridiculously healthy green that you can't just pop into the grocery store and buy. Hope you enjoy these unique flavors and ingredients!
This week's menu is below... Have a great week!
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We are giving you a taste of one of the wonderful cheeses we now stock in the Marketplace from Sequatchie Valley Creamery near Chattanooga. Their Shakerag Blue is very unique:
Shakerag Blue's colorful name is derived from both the beautiful Shakerag Hollow known for its wildflowers and rich moonshining past, as well as an old Prohibition era method of either alerting moonshiners to approaching revenue agents, or as a way to procure some white lightening of one's own. An ode to all things Southern, Shakerag is a crumbly yet dense blue-veined cheese cloaked in local fig leaves which have been soaked in Chattanooga Whiskey, the first legal whiskey being distilled in the city since Prohibition. Its salty-sweet and fruity interior is reminiscent of root beer, and lends itself to more complex notes of savory bacon, dark chocolate, and tropical flavors towards the rind.
Pairs nicely with Chattanooga Whiskey, barley wine, root beer, dried fruits, and raisin toast. Crumbles well for salads and steaks, and deserves a prime spot on the cheese board.
Also, coming later this week (really!), fresh cocktail blends from Nashville's WithCo... using only fresh, real ingredients and no preservatives, it's essentially farm to table in a beautiful glass bottle, ready for l'apero. And they make a uniquely wonderful hostess gift.
MEEL kit subscribers always have FREE DELIVERY on Marketplace items delivered with your meal kit each Monday and Tuesday. Simply use the promo code "MEALKIT" at checkout.