The photograph above, I didn’t make that delicious dish, but it’s easy to assemble. It’s layers of pizzelle, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peanut butter. Peanut butter, you ask? Of course! I crave it all the time in the form of peanut butter cups.
Thursday night, March 3, 2011: An art exhibit about Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. The crowd turnout was successful. The photography and food styling offered fresh and questionable ideas (Who’s going to serve a peanut butter and olive mix sandwich at their next soirée? You never know until you’ve tried it, right?). My eyes feasted on photographs of sandwiches with white chocolate, honey, bananas, and berries. The caterer, Devi, served various sweet and salty peanut butter concoctions. A favorite savory treat was a Peanut Slaw with a refreshing peanut butter vinaigrette. The sweet Peanut Butter Magic Bars was a chewy granola with chocolate chips. Such classic treats never fail my heart. I need that recipe. Chef Suvir Saran prepared both of these dishes. They were additional hors d’oeuvres by Chef David Suarez, Chef Jose Hernandez, Chef Ben Leezal, and Chef King Phojanakong. I left the event with peanut samples and three peanut butter flavors by The Peanut Butter & Co.: Maple Syrup, Spicy, and Old-Fashioned Crunchy. Less than 24 hours later, a third of the Maple Syrup flavored Peanut Butter jar was empty, and my sink was full of smeared spoons and knives. If peanuts give the body energy, I’m ready for the next marathon.
The exhibit officially opens Friday, March 4th to March 5th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Openhouse Gallery on 201 Mulberry Street, NYC 10012.
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