By: De Kaplan, Managing Director of Max & Louie Productions
Well, well, well… I get to write the first blog for the Max & Louie website! Hurray!
At first I was at a loss for what to even write about. But then it hit me! FOOD!
Of course I should write about food – it’s my favorite subject! My love affair with food began many years ago. I cook for everyone, including our wonderful board members, our snazzy marketing team, the hard-working cast and crew, and our favorite people – our amazingly supportive audience members. I’ll have a little treat for you when you come to the theatre. Our next fabulous show is The Killing of Sister George, which begins rehearsal in less than one month. That’s scary to even type! It seems like ages ago that we first auditioned the cast and we’ve spent months working up to this.
Recipe Research Maven
The first important question I must answer: Which delectable treats will I create for the first rehearsal on June 15 (which is also my birthday)?
It’s a given that we will have birthday cake, probably from one of my favorite bakeries, La Bonne Bouchée or Le Patisserie Chouquette. But… those two places are French. Perhaps I should consider something more British, after all, Sister George is English.
The second important question: What would Sister George eat?
Bee’s Knees Desserts
Some quick research leads to a few British desserts.
Scones I can do scones. I can do scones with Devonshire Clotted cream. Clotted? When my cream clots I throw it out. Maybe I’ll just whip it. Sister George would approve.
Trifle Now this is a yummy idea. Layers of cake soaked in a liqueur, with a parfait of whipped cream, custard, and fresh fruit. Lovely!
Spotted Dick Are they kidding me? With that name, I’m not sure I’d want to cook this, let alone eat it. I could change the name to Spotted Richard like the catering staff at Flintshire County Council did in 2009. It’s a traditional fruity sponge pudding dried fruits or currants that is steamed and served with hot custard. Seems like a grand idea!
I could just bake the world’s greatest brownies. I bet if I throw in some toffee pieces they’d be every bit as British as any of those other desserts.
Brilliant Snacks To Savor
I also found treats on the savory side for anyone without a die-hard sweet tooth.
Bubble and Squeak Cakes Leftover veggies with a fried egg on top. The naming of this dish eludes me.
Toad in the Hole Thankfully, no toads were harmed in the making of this dish as it’s just sausages in a Yorkshire Pudding.
Beef Pasties Simple hand-held meat pies. No forks needed!
Now that I’ve got the ideas flowing, you’ll have to stick around after the show, which opens July 10 to meet the cast and discover which British treats I made for you!
** This post is also introducing Max & Louie’s latest social media craze – #HospitaliDE! We’ll use that hashtag for anything relating to my culinary adventures, you’ll love it 🙂
See ya at the theatre!