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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Elizabeth's Chicken Salad
Perfect for a picnic, Elizabeth's Chicken Salad is a low-fat, high-protein meal with great flavor. It's simple to throw together (once you've poached the chicken over a vegetables-and-herbs-broth), and chunks of grape and walnut are a highlight. But ask me in a week if I remember the taste of this recipe.
As I was cooking I was listening to NPR, there was a story about food memory. Some expert is saying that in order to make a meal memorable, each course has to be vivid, distinct from one another, and tied together with a story. They had actors and lights (not sure how watching a play makes you remember what you're eating)--I thought it was some interesting food for thought. Here, you can read about the Sensorium Dinner Project if you're interested in learning more. There's a video (even though it was a radio story). There's even a course served on miniature furniture. Check it out!
Maybe I need some props and lighting to make Elizabeth's Chicken Salad even more memorable...