A Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B

March 24th, 2011

The greatest chefs are able to recognize a food’s untapped potential, bringing out the best from a particular ingredient by re-contextualizing it or pairing it with complimentary flavours. The following is my list of 2011’s most underused foods.

Fortune cookies.
These delicious, clairvoyant little snacks are more versatile than we give them credit for. Filing them as mere dessert fare is an affront to the Asian culture and to your taste buds. Forego the fortune and you’re left with a delicious shell that is just begging to be filled with whatever your heart desires. Double the recipe, make a giant shell and stuff it with your favorite chicken salad recipe. I can see your future, tonight its fish tacos inside a fortune cookie for dinner. What a treat!

Bugles.
Sound the horns! Bugles are the hottest new trend! Stuff your bugles with a crab and avocado mélange at your next party and watch them disappear. How about Teriyaki trumpets! These tasty corn chip snacks are no longer sold in Canada, so make a run south of the border and herald in these salty sensations!

Meringue.
Meringue is another delicate substance exiled to the isle of désert. But it’s already a close relative to the egg-white omelet, so why not make these siblings have sex with each other? How about a meringue omelet? Want to liven up your egg salad sandwich? Make it a meringue salad sandwich.

Enoy!

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3 Comments

Jonelli
Mar 28, 2011
Tony has the brilliant idea of turning fortune cookies into fortune cookie (bread) crumbs. We'll let you know how successful we are. Come visit soon!
 
Steph
Mar 25, 2011
Bugles no longer sold in Canada... that is just so sad. They are so strange but so great.
 
Justin
Mar 24, 2011
Bugles and yogurt is my personal favorite. How about 2 pieces of meringue with a slice of baloney (bologna) between them. Yum.