Who / What ???

Time for another Quiz of the Month….

WHO is the Artist?  WHAT is the Item?

Who is the Artist:  A small bowl — A soft white matte glaze, with irregular angles.  Constructional; contemplative.  Can you guess — WHO is the Artist??  Hint:  A Minnesota  Artist.

What is the Item: Something very black with a teardrop shape; with a brownish skin.  A new ingredient I recently found, and it was amazing tasty.  Can you guess — WHAT is the Item??  Hint:  NOT any type of insect.

Answers….

First, the Artist:  The Artist is very recognized in Minnesota — Monica Rudquist.  She creates work, simply white or simply black.  Porcelain, with strong finger/throwing marks.  She includes a very strong cut-and-reassembled statement — Dissonance with hidden harmonies.

I love this small bowl — It makes a perfect ‘Sugar Bowl’.  Alas, I do not have any other Monica Rudquist work to show you — Here is a link to her Facebook Page:

    www.Facebook.com/pages/Monica-Rudquist-Clay/304903759735

Next, the Item:  I just recently discovered Black Garlic — Apparently, garlic that has been aged and fermented.  It’s not nearly as pungent/smelly as regular garlic.  It’s sweeter and more earthy in flavor — Definitely different.

I couldn’t wait to try it!!  I prepared a Risotto — With Mushroom (including Porcini) and Black Garlic — It was absolutely DELISH!!!!  I’m sure the Black Garlic contributed to the robust, toasty color (and the wonderful, earthy flavor).  I added a wee bit of Mascarpone Cheese to keep it ‘creamy.’  It was truly, absolutely delicious — Earthy, complex, devine!

I’ve included my ‘adapted’ Recipe on my Recipes Page.

If this sounds like an intriging product, I understand that Whole Foods Market will be carrying soon.  Or check out the Web Site:  www.BlackGarlic.com

And again, hope you enjoyed the latest Quiz of the Month!!

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