Watermelon Uses that Set off Fireworks

Here in the States we’re celebrating the super-weird Wednesday 4th of July next week — hooray Independence Day! Usually the 4th aligns itself with a particular week, but this year it’s smack-dab in the middle. Some people are taking the first half of the week off and beginning their 4th of July weekend right about now; others are using the 4th as a starting point and taking the second half of next week off. As for me, I’ll be working almost all week, enjoying the air conditioning and planning for next year while most of the office is away. Ahhhh, peace and quiet at the Catersource office!

In the meantime I’d love to have a toast, either with chilled-out champagne sorbet (courtesy of Footers in Denver — yum!) or with deliciously fancy floral champagne (courtesy of Good Gracious! in L.A.). Or I could just head out to a pig roast, like the one served this week by Calihan Catering in Chicago. Or I could just grab a frosty beer from this tremendously cool DIY drink cooler from Food for Thought in Chicago.

Continue reading

Advertisements

The Experiments That Didn’t Make It Into the July/August 2012 Issue

From Affairs to Remember in Atlanta, GA

This week the new issue of Catersource is hitting your mailbox, and there’s so much great content inside. There was, in fact, so much amazing content for this issue that we couldn’t fit it all in the magazine. For example, the above photo almost made our Steal This! page — and the test tubes match perfectly with the rave-like glow of the server’s bracelets. It’s from Affairs to Remember in Atlanta, GA. For other work that didn’t make it into the magazine, see our coverage of global flavors that we weren’t able to include in the issue, additional pairings of food and cocktails, more photos from pop-up restaurants, and more from my interview with Hosea Rosenberg.

Continue reading