So this hot dog walks into a FOODIE bar. Everyone is staring at him and he's getting nervous.
"What's the big deal? Ain't any of ya ever seen sauerkraut before? And mustard. Sheesh. Don't you know I'm the ultimate comfort food?"
Soon a lone woman walks up to him, forming her words in short, painful sentences as though she is both attracted and disgusted at the same time. But at least she cares enough to help him understand what is so wrong.
"Listen, Pup. Around here we don't like you plain folk. But I can help. If you want to fit in, you need to dress up your ingredients, play around, be adventurous, and lose that ridiculous bun. I've got someone you should see. She's great at taking the mundame and really dressing things to the nines. You'll still be you, but after a visit with her, you will fit right in around here."
"Show me the way." He responds, winking through his casing, clearly intrigued by her apron and stained chef hat.
Fast forward two weeks and this same hot dog has gone all haute couture on them. And they gather around him like he's just invented sliced bread.
"Wow, what is that wonderful perfume? Smells like rosemary. And that bok choy! What an improvement over the cabbage. You even lost the plain mustard, instead flaunting that fancy maple mustard bourbon glaze. CLASSY. Even a few pears to make it pretty. The whole thing just WORKS!"
Soon they all wanted to know how this staple of mediocrity, took all of his regular accoutrements and upped his game. He was fabulous. Balanced, colorful, and satisfying.
"ifeellikecooking.com did it all!" He finally shouted when they could no longer stand the suspense. And the woman in the corner who had been brave enough to show him the way to pork Nirvana? She just winked and grabbed her fork and sauntered up to him in that way that made him know it was going to be one of those meals.
Want to know the secret? Just check out my SAVORY GRILLED KIELBASA OVER ROSEMARY PERFUMED BOK CHOY AND PEARS, WITH A MUSTARD MAPLE BOURBON GLAZE. It was terrific!
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My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style is one of combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.