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Grilled Summer Vegetable & Wild Rice Salad with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette
Grilled Summer Vegetable & Wild Rice Salad with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.” -William Blake, very Romantic British poet and master of watercolor

Panko-Crusted Wild Salmon Burgers with Watercress Salad & Miso Dressing
Panko-Crusted Wild Salmon Burgers with Watercress Salad & Miso Dressing

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein, German-born patent clerk, scientific visionary, and enviably humble human

Colorful Quinoa Grain Salad with Latin Flavors
Colorful Quinoa Grain Salad with Latin Flavors

“One grain of sand. That’s all that remains of my vast empire.” -Doe-eyed Childlike Empress, the fading, heart-broken, actually-very-old ruler of Fantasia in Wolfgang Petersen’s 1984 film adaptation of The Neverending Story

Lettuce Wraps with Wild Shrimp, Mango, & Vanilla Bean Salad
Lettuce Wraps with Wild Shrimp, Mango, & Vanilla Bean Salad

“Once, in college, I pooped my pants a little bit at a Country Steaks all-you-can-eat buffet and I didn’t leave until I finished my second plate of shrimp.” -Tina Fey as the lovable Liz Lemon, lover of junk food and Star Wars, on NBC’s consistently funny hit comedy 30 Rock

Mexican-Style Tomato Soup with Orzo & Lime
Mexican-Style Tomato Soup with Orzo & Lime

“Everyone [in Mexico] is always daring each other to do something stupid. Get on a cow, get on a bull, let’s have a wrestle, eat a worm…..It’s never-ending.” -Round-headed buffoon (and possibly the most un-intentionally funny & un-wittingly brilliant human being alive), Karl Pilkington, after running from homemade fireworks & training to be a luchador in Mexico on Sky1′s brilliant comedy An Idiot Abroad

Spanakopita
Spanakopita

“Eat your spinach, you no good infink. Eat it. EAT IT. Eat it.” -Poopdeck Pappy, Popeye’s spitting image and reluctant, foul-mouthed father

Chinese-Style Ground Pork Dumplings with Soy-Based Dipping Sauce
Chinese-Style Ground Pork Dumplings with Soy-Based Dipping Sauce

“What do you do when the lights are too bright? You dim sum.” -My awesome Daddy, American architect, food/wine nerd, and frequent deliverer of terrible, eye-roll-inducing jokes like this one

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Red Grapes, Toasted Nuts, and Garden Herbs
Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Red Grapes, Toasted Nuts, and Garden Herbs

“I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.” -Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th American president and consistent deliverer of badass one-liners

Crostini with Grilled Radish, Anchovy Compound Butter, & Micro Greens
Crostini with Grilled Radish, Anchovy Compound Butter, & Micro Greens

“I know I’m an acquired taste – I’m anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.” -Tori Amos, American pianist, singer, composer, lyrical master, and fellow redhead

Herb-Baked Eggs with Creamy Sorrel Sauce
Herb-Baked Eggs with Creamy Sorrel Sauce

“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.” -George Orwell, brilliant English dystopian writer and socio-political critic

Wild Sea Bass Ceviche with Avocado, Purple Potatoes, & Fried Plantains
Wild Sea Bass Ceviche with Avocado, Purple Potatoes, & Fried Plantains

“It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.” -Lemony Snicket, pseudonym and alter-ego of American children’s writer Daniel Handler

Spiced Braised Lamb Shank with CousCous
Spiced Braised Lamb Shank with CousCous

“On my fifth trip to France I limited myself to the words and phrases that people actually use….Things began to come together, and I went from speaking like an evil baby to speaking like a hillbilly. “Is thems the thoughts of cows?” I’d ask the butcher, pointing to the calves’ brains displayed in the front window. “I want me some lamb chop with handles on ‘em.” -David Sedaris, American story-teller and frequent NPR contributor, in his year 2000 essay collection Me Talk Pretty One Day

Home-Cured Gravlax
Home-Cured Gravlax

“You piss me off you Salmon…..You’re too expensive in restaurants.” -Eddie Izzard, incredible British comedian, actor, and occasional transvestite

Ginger-Spiced Parsnip and Pear Soup with Chive Cream
Ginger-Spiced Parsnip and Pear Soup with Chive Cream

“Nobody loves me, nobody cares. Nobody picks me peaches and pears.” -Shel Silverstein, American writer, poet, and composer

Dad's Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Dad’s Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

“The next time I have meat and mashed potatoes, I think I’ll put a very large blob of potatoes on my plate with just a little piece of meat. And if someone asks me why I didn’t get more meat, I’ll just say ‘Oh, you mean this?’ and pull out a big piece of meat from inside the blob of potatoes, where I’ve hidden it. Good magic trick, huh?” -Jack Handey, American author and humorist


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