When it comes to food that is never going to cross my lips, I break it down into two categories:
1) Food I just plain don't like: anything with shredded coconut, most foods with mayonnaise, Jell-o salads.
2) Food that I just can't bring myself to eat: most forms of offal, veal & lamb.
Unfortunately, this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie selection of Eastern Mediterranean Pizzas put one of those "no no" foods front and center: lamb.
The day that the August selections were announced, the episode of Baking with Julia featuring Naomi Duguid making these pizzas aired on television.When she pulled out the minced lamb, I kind of lost interest.... Although, I am sure the freshly baked pitas topped with a lamb/ tomato mixture, sprinkled with pine nuts is tasty and all that - I just can't eat lamb.
I loved the pita recipe - but the pizzas, not so much.
In the spirit of keeping things "Mediterranean-ish", here is how it went down:
These corn and chard fritters (thank you, Patty!) and this tzatziki were paired with some fresh pita bread - definitely not pizzas, but 100% delicious.
In other news, we took Culinary Kid up North for college orientation this past weekend. Yes, in just a couple of weeks, my baby girl is leaving me... It's a pretty exciting time for her; but man, the house sure is going to be quiet when she leaves.
Here is the view from the student center - I am pretty sure that the view from the student center where I went to college wasn't anywhere near that nice.
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie, where a group of home cooks is working their way through Baking with Julia. The links for everyone's Mediterranean Pizzas can be found here.