Recipes By Lindsay Roberts
I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into the first time I happened upon a Chinese hotpot restaurant, but the deliciousness is something everyone should experience! Hotpot has everything you could ask for in a great meal - a shared dinner filled with a variety of fresh ingredients that you get to cook yourself right at the table in a simmering pot of perfectly seasoned broth while socializing with your friends and family. Yes, please!
When I first met my husband, we were both working at a specialty grocer. He was a butcher, while I was working in the neighboring department as a cheesemonger. While food was always a big part of our relationship and our mutual love of cooking a common ground to build from, cheese and charcuterie boards were always held to a higher standard. Whenever any of our coworkers found out that we were dating, the first words out of their mouths were always “Awww meat and cheese, paired together just like a platter!” Whether it was our first grocery store shopping trip together to make a little snack plate for a date night in or the massive tabletop cheese board we created for the first Thanksgiving we hosted together, we’ve always tried to live up to our nickname. So it’s no surprise that when we got married two weeks ago, most of the gifts we received were centered around this theme. We were pretty thrilled to spend our honeymoon eating through the cooler full of cheeses and charcuterie we left our reception with!
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of geometry is the beautiful quilts my grandma would make. Though she would have said she was terrible at math, she created patterns and shapes effortlessly. Her house was always decorated with the beautiful quilts she had designed. And being from Upstate New York, it was also always filled with the smells of freshly baked apple pies, another specialty of hers that she could whip up with no recipe in a moments notice! So my entry for the food geometry challenge is a perfect fall pairing and an ode to my grandma: a freshly baked apple pie and a warm quilt!