Tuesday, November 3, 2009

get your money’s worth

My college is friggin’ expensive. So, anytime there is something involving a free food reception, I go. And go nuts. Tonight was no exception.

And, actually, was something I was totally interested in anyway! The lecture was entitled Feast or Pharmacy? Meeting Micronutrient Needs With Local Foods. A very cool examination of traditional harvest patterns (she focused especially on Mexico, it just recently having been Dia de los Muertos) and how they create a community bond and also can make up for nutritional deficiencies in the rest of the year.

Ze locale:

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BU has our “Metropolitan College”, which I honestly don’t know that much about except it has stuff for continuing students and also a wine appreciation class that fills up ludicrously quickly. The room we were in was basically a test kitchen. So cool!

They had a seriously generous spread for us.

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Beverages! Water, nummy apple cider, and WINE! My college gave me free wine! Ridic.

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Queso! A rockin’ bleu, a BEYOND ROCKIN’ gruyere, and a TRANSCENDENT goat cheese. With yummy (although SO not local!) berries.

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Mexican inspired! Corn and avocado salsa, hominy, tortilla chips.

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CHOCOLATE! This chocolate… seriously, there are no words. Dark, luscious, bittersweet chocolate that was definitely less processed than traditional chocolate- it was all coarse and crumbly. SO GOOD! Apparently it was from a place in Sommerville (suburb) that uses traditional Aztec-type methods.

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A small, highly unrepresentative sample of what I ate. The wine was delicious (no clue what it was!), as was the salsa. The bread, which somehow I missed on the big table, had been made this afternoon by the culinary arts students and was heavenly.

Picture tons more cheese, bread, chocolate, berries, and nuts. Mmm mm mmm mmm mmm! So fun for a Tuesday. I wish my school had more events like this!

9 comments:

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

that looks awesome! I wish we had events like that or I don't think I'd ever leave

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Uummm Lele, this looks like such a wonderful meal! I am drooling over that chocolate! I hope you are having a great Tuesday!

Astra Libris said...

Such an incredible event! The chocolate is gorgeous!!! :-) So cool that the lecture was hosted in a kitchen, too!

mymarblerye said...

block of cheese+block of chocolate=my face on the table at the end of the night from a heavenly death.

doggybloggy said...

that looks great - I could live like that!

Roving Lemon said...

Speaking as a BU alum, MET is/was mainly for people getting a degree while working full time. I took some classes there, but none of mine ever involved wine & cheese & chocolate! Very nice.

fittingbackin said...

I want that kitchen! What a neat event!

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a neat event! I wish more colleges would host similar events.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Chocolate and cheese!!!! Yummmmm!!!