Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Eating Our Way Through The Travel Show

The Boston Globe Travel Show 2012 wasn't just about exciting destinations and great bargains. It was also about the food of the world and we took in as much of it as we could this past weekend.

Chef Jason Santos of blue inc. was on hand and was the first food demo we sat in on. Tomorrow we'll post video of Chef Jason's tips on perfectly fried chicken. Jason served up his fare from the American Culinary Stage.

Chef Jason prepared this perfectly Fried Chicken Taco, simple but delicious and satisfying comfort food.

Chef José Duarte of the award-winning environmentally-friendly Taranta in Boston's North end showed us the flavors of Peru and Italy. His creative dishes blend the traditions of both cuisines with a new twist.

Chef José prepared a Seared Paiche Amazone with Risotto Style Quinoa he called "quinotto". This protected species fish is only available in small quantities and most of us (including me) had never had it before. The firm flesh was mildly sweet. Nice!

Executive Chef Justin Walker of the elegant Arrows and more casual MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit and Summer Winter in Burlington was there to bring us the flavor of Maine.

Chef Justin prepared a melt-in-your-mouth Braised Beef Shortrib with Maine Maple Syrup, Turnip Puree and and topped with that glistening onion jam.

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