Chips: Reinventing a Favorite Food

IMG_5755Coming home after a trip is always something I really look forward to. This was particularly true this trip and not just because I had the 40 hour, 5 connection voyage from hell and was desperate to no longer be sitting on a plane. No this trip I was particularly excited to get home because my copy of Chips was waiting for me!

Chips marks the first time a recipe of mine has been published in a cookbook.

Author, Food Stylist, Art Director, Canner extraordinaire and friend Chris Bryant asked several food bloggers if they would like to contribute a recipe for Chips.  I was honored to be asked and offered up Lotus Chips with Red Curry Peanut Dip.  Chris has done a fabulous job presenting the recipe as you can see by the picture below.lotus-with-red-curry-898x1024The book is beautifully styled and put together.  Most importantly to me is that it’s filled with a lot great recipes that are informative and clearly written.

Chris lays out all the chip-making options from baking and frying to dehydrating. I would never have thought about dehydration as a way to make chips.  He then walks you through each step to ensure chip success 😉  It seems to be the hallmark of Lark’s books (Sterling Publishing) to be first and foremost great resources on what ever topic they take on whether it’s: Keeping Bees, CanningKeeping Chickens or Chips.

He also makes you re-evaluate what chips are or at least can be: Meat Chip anyone?

Now go out Urbanfoodguy readers and get a copy so can you wow your friends this holiday season! And tell your friends 😉

Thank you Chris for including me in this wonderful cookbook!

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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