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Popovers for Breakfast

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Popover
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Bluegrass, beer and mother nature. Winder Wonder Grass merges these three elements by hosting fifteen Colorado craft breweries and amazing musicians against a backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Each night the sun will set as the headlining bands take the stage. There will be BBQ, as well as vegetarian dishes, but you’re on your own for breakfast.

Uncle Page’s Popovers are very easy to make, and come on, who does not like popovers for breakfast? This recipe yields ten popovers so you might want to double ingredient amounts. After you’ve devoured these morsels you’ll be ready to grab your custom commemorative beer mug made by Klean Kanteens (included with your 3-day festival pass) and head over to a jam session.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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Lamb Shanks

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Lamb ShanksPhoto by Nathan JonesCreative Commons License Some Rights Reserved

Iceland’s proximity to the Arctic Circle makes for a very short growing season. But the Icelandic diet is among the healthiest you’ll find. A focus on family rather than factory farming results in fewer processed foods and strict environmental regulations mean that much meat and produce is essentially organic, even if it is not labeled as such.

Lamb is a specialty here, and almost all of it is pasture-fed, making for a lean delicate flavor. This recipe for Lamb Shanks lets that flavor shine through with garlic and rosemary as supporting cast. It’s a great meal to keep you warm and energized for your electronic dance evening at Sonar Reykjavik.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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South African Bobotie

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

South African BobotiePhoto by oDD CafeCreative Commons License Some Rights Reserved

Cape Town cuisine, much like the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, is a mixing and mashing of different influences. Walk down Long Street and you’ll find everything from Kurdish food to Dim Sum. But there are plenty of home cooked dishes to please the palate as well.

Meat is a big part of South Africa’s diet, and Bobotie is a comfort food mainstay. Malay in origin, it’s like meatloaf with raisins and baked egg on top and is often served with yellow rice, banana slices and chutney. So before you head out to a night on the dance floor, tuck in to this lovely dish.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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Australian Sausage Rolls

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Sausage RollsPhoto by Michael PhamsCreative Commons License Some Rights Reserved

One of the more immersive and hilarious performances at Fringe World Festival is Interactive Theatre International’s Faulty Towers the Dining Experience. This tribute to the BBC’s beloved sitcom enlists Basil, Sybil and Manuel in serving you a three-course meal.

Perth performances are staged at Rigby’s Bar & Grill, where you can order the Aussie Platter, with sausage rolls and party pies all served with BBQ sauce. What better food to go with your comedy that Australian Sausage Rolls?

- Ana Maria Harkins

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Off-to-the-Races Irish Porridge with Chestnut Honey

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Irish Porridge with Honey
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Tradfest 2014 spans forty venues throughout the cobbled streets of the Temple Bar neighborhood. Between the many free events and ticketed programming, your five festival days will be filled to the brim. You’ll need a hearty breakfast to sustain you through the day. First, head over to Meeting House Square on Saturday to shop at the Temple Bar Food Market for your Off-to-the Races Irish Porridge with Chestnut Honey.

The whiskey-enhanced recipe aptly notes that Oscar Wilde once said “only dull people are brilliant at breakfast”. A few details: you are cooking porridge over an open grill and you will be stirring it on and off for about 90 minutes. In other words, this is a group effort. By the end, you’ll know how much additional whiskey to swish in your porridge.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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