Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tastemade Bite Club Farm Box

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 It's always nice to be invited to someone's house for dinner...

This kitchen look familiar...


 WAIT!

Where am I?


Food, chefs, bales of hay, TV sets?

Rewind...


Walking into the Tastemade Studios
in Santa Monica.

Got my straw hat and headed inside
event with a silent auction benefiting
Teaching Gardens

Chefs paired with local farmers to create
incredible eats.


See What Jay Eats...

 Cheeseburger Dumplings
getting their BLING ON

One of the first vendors I saw
and friends from DTLA Night Market.

They have one of the most creative dumplings I've had.
Who makes cheeseburger dumplings???


They were busy all night...

Look for them at Lucky Rice in August 2014
and watch them on CNBC's Restaurant Startup


 We started this party with some jello shots


Available in stores now...


Seafood was represented

A grassroots effort to support the fishing community
and a sustainable future for our seafood harvest

As someone in the food community, I try to educate
about the over-fishing,one reason why I no longer eat 
Bluefin Tuna.  We need to understand the head to tail use.


Chicken, tomatoes, corn and pearled couscous


It had corn, so I was very happy!

I'm a Corn Lover!


Chocolate Patty Pan Cupcakes
with spiced chocolate ganache & smoked salt
(vegan and gluten-free)
at the Kitchit booth

These cupcakes were amazing!
Hard to believe they're vegan (no eggs)
and gluten-free...


Got to meet the Pink Hair Chef!
(aka Chef Mariko Amekodommo)


Watermelon Jalapeño Auga Fresca

Refreshing on a hot day,
with a kick!


There was a lot going on at the Fill 'R Up booth...

Torches, welder's helmets, and foam injectors.

They were making 4 different tanks
Tank:  a savory Brioche donut, foam, a protein,
and finishing oil.


The Cubano Tank
from Fill 'R Up

Gruyere foam, torched pork belly wrapped in
Applewood smoked ham, mustard caviar and dill spear
on top of a Brioche donut

It was very good and one of my
favorites of the evening.


 Watermelon Gazpacho with a grilled shrimp


Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes 


Strawberry Passion Fruit Macaron


Grass fed tenderloin with mushroom blue cheese 


The 72 Hour Pulled Pork Slider
on a King's Hawaiian roll
with a peach corn salsa and cucumber Vidalia onion salad
from Grits


Now this is the way to end the tasting...


I'm always happy to see what happens when farmers
get together with chefs and see what they come up with,
usually it's amazing!


Thanks for the invitation Tastemade!

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Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
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