SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
In the late 40s, male cookbook writers and columnists tried to assert their kitchen superiority, not just in the restaurant, but even at home. They voiced contempt for the safe, unimaginative, three-meals-a-day cook (i.e. women), and set themselves up as the opposite: sophisticated, yet rugged hosts, whose repertoires ranged from he-man cowboy dishes (baked beans, steak, BEAR) to exotic dishes implying a well-travelled past.
Chef Emily Zimmerman will attempt to overcome her female frailty and recreate a meal that any post-war, urbane, gentleman host could serve up to a gaggle of fellows and lovelies.
Reuben-in-a-blanket: Peppercorn seitan, sauerkraut, homemade 1000 Island dressing in a flaky biscuit shell. Served with pan-fried picholine olives.
Chilled Apple Soup
Chili Verde: Cannelini beans with home-grown tomatillos, and sweet and hot green peppers.
Imam Biyaldi: Turkish roasted eggplant stuffed with savoury herbed tomatoes.
Dark rye bread
Baked pears: stuffed with almonds, served with dark chocolate sauce.
(GF options, too)
B.Y.O.B. — No corkage
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 on Thursday evenings, and hosting the Rusholme Park Supper Club every month or so.