Relate a dish you had before adulthood that really amazed you, maybe you have or have not had it...
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The dish that impressed me the most was something very simple, yet complex. It was minestrone soup at Lelli's restaurant in Detroit. I think the restaurant has moved since I was there a hundred years ago. I hope they still have that amazing soup.
That soup haunted me, so I just had to figure out how to make it. It took me years, but I finally did.The ingredient I was missing was fresh rosemary. That made all the difference, along with everything else, of course. After nearly 40 years, it's still my favorite.
The one that really sticks in my mind in my Grandma's cheese ravioli but not the first time I ate it, rather the first time I helped her make them from scratch for a big family dinner ... that was the day I felt the passion of cooking! Thank you Nonna
I was always amazed by my Mum's Junket when I was a little girl. It sat there wobbling if you moved it slightly and stayed firm - but the moment you dug into it with your spoon it began to break up and so you HAD to eat it quickly - I just loved it.
I got some Rennitt about 12 years ago and made it myself, but though it was very pleasant, the magic had gone!