Saturday, September 19, 2009
In humans, the olfactory sense is a primitive leftover yet has a huge effect on our behaviour. For example the aroma that defines this time of year is pungent and addictive... roasted green chile! To smell Chiles over the flame renders me positively giddy! I am not ashamed to admit that I salivate with the best of Pavlov's famed dogs!
In the past I've written about Chiles in our family life (los Huerta) and the memories that are attached to roasting, cooking and feasting with them. Let it suffice to say that this Saturday Lunch with friend and fellow gourmand, Peter Wilensky, was incredible! The superb and sublime can be as easy as a toasted corn tortilla topped with avocado, fried egg and a freshly roasted Chile. A squeeze of lime, Salt & Pepper. We portioned out two bushels into quart size bags and still managed to laugh, eat and drink a few beer with lime! Last week, with my brother Roberto we bagged four bushels, I suspect we'll be fine for the winter!