If you're as old as I am, you probably remember that cool toy the ViewMaster? It was a little binocular shaped toy that allowed you to scroll through a story from an inserted wheel with images. It allowed you view all the images in 3D!! You pushed your finger on a paddle to advance the images that felt life-sized. It was the precursor to what would become 3D Virtual gaming.
But what if you could do that with food? I found myself thinking that as I plated up this beautiful, cheesy pasta dish. What if I was standing on the edge of this bowl, with a little, tiny lifesaver strapped to my waist, and I had the ability to just swim next to all this color, and flavor and texture? How would it be to wrap my arms around crispy bacon. Or drink the nectar of creamy Jack cheese from a shell?
I'd certainly be sitting next to greatness, just like those beautiful kalamata olives that absolutely rocked the dish. I mean, what would be better than a front row seat of flavor-fabulousness, dipping your toes into the salty broth as though you were a fork with a soul? If I told you there was also a bit of caramelized onions added, would you jump in with me?
The only thing better would be EATING IT with friends. Yes!!!!!
RECIPE: Cheesy shells and bacon with caramelized onions
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Meet the Cook...
My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style centers around a love for 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.