Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman
This week’s bounty from Fresh City Farms inspired Emily to tap into the flavours of Sicily.
Caponata is one of the most iconic dishes of Sicily, a robust Mediterranean eggplant dish with garlic, onion and tomato, often spiked with olives, raisins and pine nuts — Emily’s will feature meaty mushrooms in the mix as well. It’ll be served with another Sicilian speciality, panelle, a polenta-like dish made from chickpea flour, seasoned with lemon zest and fresh rosemary, then cut into wedges and fried to give it a crispy golden crust. Top it off with an elegant blood orange and winter sprouts salad, and you have one spectacular winter meal.
(vegan & gluten-free)
Dessert: Grapefruit brûlée lollipops – $3
As always, fresh Afoodgypsy soup ($4) and organic green side salads ($3) are also available.
Pay What You Can after 7:30
Fresh City Farms CSA box pickup 5-8pm
Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food like whoah. She can be found at The Depanneur every Wednesday evening, and hosting the occasional Rusholme Park Supper Club or vegan Workshop.