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And now for the craziest foodie stunt to date...
During my exchange with Chef Viviani when I met him a couple of months ago, he expressed a desire to work with me in the future. As a result, I am pleased to announce that I am being featured on his magazine, Fabio's Kitchen Academy, an online publication released weekly. If you are not on the distribution list to receive it, please sign up to get future issues.
Since tomorrow is National Piña Colada Day, I was asked to profile a dish that could be eaten poolside and/or at the beach. I thought this dish would be perfect. Gazpacho has been on my foodie bucket list for a while now. It originates out of the Andalusian region of Spain and is traditionally a cold tomato soup served at the end of the meal, which makes it a popular dish during the warm summer months. I decided to take it into a sweeter direction to balance out the flavors of the dish. To develop my recipe, I compared more than a dozen versions and compiled common ingredients. The exact recipe I used can be found on Fabio's blog.
You might also notice a significant and sudden increase in the quality of photography. That's because I didn't take pictures of this dish. I know that my photography needs improvement so I'd like to thank Christian and Ivan of Sartorial Graphic Photography for performing the task. They specialize in portraits and weddings and are available for hire in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some other photographs taken that afternoon:
Lastly, I'd like to thank Chef Viviani for this opportunity to work with him and his team. It was a pleasure to do so.