The Food As Art series is simply about the many ways food can be artistic or creative or inspiring or beautiful or weird.
I can actually remember the first time I had a cup of coffee and said "Ahhhh...this is amazing."
Coffee and I were not friends until about the age of 23. My husband was also not a coffee drinker, but started when he got into grad school. He forced himself to drink it until he liked it. Then he decided I should do the same. So he forced me to drink it until I liked it.
Let's just say it took a while...
But then, on August 1, 2009 we moved. It was a 5 minute drive between the apartment we were leaving in Brookline, MA to the apartment we were moving to in Allston, MA...but that day couldn't have been longer. We have too much stuff.
So, on August 2, 2009 we woke up in the middle of a disaster of a new apartment, surrounded by boxes and said, "Uhhhhhhg." Then we proceeded to find a place to treat ourselves to breakfast.
And then we found Deep Ellum...and the heaven's opened, and God himself smiled upon us.
Deep Ellum is a fabulous bar by night with an unbeatable cocktail menu of prohibition era drinks, but my favorite time to go is for breakfast. *side note: Why don't all bars have amazing breakfast service? I think it should be a law.
I remember exactly what I ordered. It was the country fried steak. And it was REAL STEAK. Not that pounded flat, excuse for meat I used to secretly love in the cafeteria of college. It was cooked to perfection with a bit of char on the outside and a touch of pink in the middle. I don't remember what the husband got, because I didn't care, because my steak was so good.
And I had coffee. Just their regular drip coffee with a bit of cream and sugar. And. It. Was. Amazing. I vividly remember looking out the window at the beautiful sunshine, feeling my aching muscles as they relaxed into my chair, and slowly sipping my coffee after devouring my steak of perfection. It just might be one of my favorite memories of living in Boston.
And how is this at all related to art? Well...it's not really. But, this entire story was brought to mind when I was looking through some old photos. We had dined at Deep Ellum other times, and one time someone ordered this:
I was like, "Whoa," and then I took a picture. That is art. And delicious.
Food As Art - New Series - The introduction to the yummy series
Wet Price Tag - This is a video of my old studio in Allston, MA
n[a]r[r]a[t]ive - Honey - If you liked my coffee story, maybe you'll enjoy this random one