Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

vita + one pot + foodista

| June 18, 2009

vita and one pot team up with foodista on an experimental dinner…

www.foodista.com is charging ahead with their plans to become the wikipedia of food (and recipes and ingredients) on the web and they are doing a lovely job. one pot, caffe vita, foraged and found edibles, and chef conor donahue got together with foodista to test the technology… in real time.

the idea was rather simple – source all the best foraged items available in the northwest – lay the stuff out in a kitchen – add three chefs – and let them cook up new recipes from scratch. add foodista to translate the rapid cooking to recipe form – and publish the recipes and documentation (in real time) invite friends and host a dinner wherein all the guests can take home the recipes they just feasted upon. share it with the world. this was our first foray into this realm – expect more to come.

here is the menu and links to the recipes.

raw porcini salad on lemon balm leaves

butter clam fritters with wild sorrel tartar sauce

raw local scallops with sea beans and shiso

wood violet and miners lettuce salad with elderflower vinaigrette with fried morels

octopus, garlic scape, and wild onion blossoms

local farro with walnuts, purslane, and scallions

elk braised with gathered figs

elderflower shortbread with strawberries in elderflower syrup.

caffe vita farm direct gayo river sumatra

photos by melissa peterman

Butter Clam Fritters With Wild Sorrel Aioli on Foodista
Wood Violet and Miner's Lettuce Salad With Elderflower Vinaigrette on Foodista
Octopus With Fingerlings And Garlic Scapes on Foodista
Farro With Scallion, Purslane and Walnuts on Foodista
Braised Elk Shoulder on Foodista
Raw King Bolete Salad On Lemon Balm Leaves With Chive Flowers on Foodista
Strawberries With Elderflower Syrup And Cream on Foodista