Chefs find their inspiration from so many places. What they are craving, what fresh ingredients they have access to, places they’ve traveled to that have broadened and intrigued their flavor profiles.
I think meal ideas also come from the people around us. It’s always a kick to eat an incredible dish only to also be regaled with a heartwarming story about the relative who created the dish years ago. I know when I meet someone new, talking about food is a great way to break the ice (break the bread?) and sometimes leads to new recipe inspirations.
Recently I was hanging out with someone I’ve known for about a year and a half. We have a lot of mutual friends, but haven’t hung out just the two of us in a while. We, of course, started talking about food, and she showed me one of her favorite snacks. It was so good, I wanted to share it with you (with her permission, of course). Izzy and I present to you: Graham Crackers in Milk.
GRAHAM CRACKERS IN MILK
- Smattering of graham crackers
- Some type of dairy product
- Parsley for garnish (optional, but classy)
1) Organize your ingredients
2) Pour out that milk, ensuring that it reaches appropriate dipping height
3) Get really excited about all the deliciousness that’s ahead
4) Dip away (careful not to let the graham get too soggy – timing is everything with this dish)
5) Enjoy your perfectly soaked cracker
Optional: Parsley waving