Those who know me, know that I love all things American. I lived there for over a decade, my children were born there and some of the food from around the nation just plain rocked my socks off.
For those of you who think America is all about hot dogs, burgers and New York City pizza, I hate to say it but that's not even the half of it. I am completely in love with cajun and creole cuisine, the flavours dance in my mouth and it's more like a hot passionate tango than a slow waltz. I also love the Cuban/Floridian fusion and Chesapeake bay style seafood and down-home southern cooking, yes biscuits and gravy, grits and collared greens and black beans are the 'bomb' and if you haven't tried them you haven't tried anything.
As you can see, my menus have some of these options, so there are many Americanisms for you to try.
So, I needed something different for a 'posh' party I was catering. I found this old recipe I had from when I lived over there, I think I tried it once, and I pulled out my Maryland-style crab dip, this dip, is melt-in-your-drooling mouth kind of delicious. And don't you dare spoil it by putting it on a jacobs or a ritz. This is like a fine wine, an expensive perfume or a Prada dress, you save it for best and you spread it on artisan bread or 'nice' crackers. oh! and did it go down a treat? Listen to this, I was bursting with joy!
This was a party in the middle of Bramhall, with 'doing well in life' people, all saying things like 'omg, have you tried that dip with the crostini it's the best thing I've ever tasted' and 'Lorna, did you make this? it's gorgeous' and one lady paid me the biggest compliment I've ever had. She'd clearly
tasted this scrumptious dip earlier, waited for everyone to leave and just stood at the table, loading up cracker after cracker making what can only be described as 'sex noises'. HA! HA! Now that's a brilliant compliment.
So, to end this story, If you want to try some of our American treats let me know, ASK me to put Maryland-style crab dip on your menu, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. After all, it's not your average dip and orgasmic apparently!
To get your chops around this deliciousness, when you ask for a quote ask for the menu with the hot crab dip on it.