Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Twitter: @thelushchef Provenance: Santa Monica Dish: Coq au Vin Spirit: Whiskey Wine: Malbec Beer: Hefeweizen Farmer's Market: Santa Monica on Main Street
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Oct 20, 2011

Drink Pyramid

The Lush Chef's dad is so supportive of her writing endeavors. His Sip and Savor blog inspired me to write my own, dedicated to libations and vittles.  He sends her recipes all the time, which I've posted on here or tuck away in my recipe files for future cooking adventures.  He even sends her little musings like this Drink Pyramid from the Underground Detroit blog.  This past summer, the USDA decided to do away with the food pyramid because it just confused people and didn't give folks a real sense of how much broccoli they should be eating a day.

So they reconfigured it to look like a plate and dumb it down for us all.  Uh...huh.  Still not clear to me.  What if I don't eat from all four food groups for one meal?  What do I do?

There's Ruth Bourdain's gluttonous option.  God bless him/her.

But Underground Detroit's version made the most sense to me.  I measure cocktails all the time!  So tuck this in your pocket and remember to imbibe healthfully this Halloween weekend.  Oh yeah, and raise a glass to the Lush Chef's dad.