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    Blue Food

    As some of you know I'm a chef... I'm very experimental and try to challenge the idea of what food is. recently I was contracted to do a New Years party where the theme is blue. Blue is not a color that often occurs in vegetables or meats. It's mainly an hors d'oeuvres party.
    It's been rather fun and a challenge to put this together. Just wanted to toss my menu out there to get some opinions,

    Purple Peruvian Potatoes stuffed with roasted red pepper salsa (Yeah I know they're not blue but close enough)
    Blue beluga caviar served on a spoon shaped cracker along side a shot of Vodka
    Blue corn tortilla chips infused with lime juice (just to set on the tables)
    Martini glasses filled with blueberries
    Filet Mignon bite sized and served black and blue of course
    Stilton blue cheese fondue
    Blue velvet cupcakes

    I was thinking of something with blue fish but it's such a horrible fish to work with.
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    I don't know what any of that food is... I guess I've had a cupcake before, but not a velvet one! LOL!

    I'd be thrilled to try any of that stuff, it all sounds good to me.

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    well there's red velvet cake I'm just gonna replace the red food coloring with blue food coloring... even though originally Red velvet cake was made with beet juice...

    how about blue curacoa ice cream?
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    Caviar of any color gets my vote! I don't care what color it is, it's just good no matter what!

    Do I get a jar of it for helping choose? ;-)
    (I only have about enough for one cracker left in my fridge... I'm rationing it LOL)

    Could use edible blue flowers on the cupcakes, blue violas?

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    That sounds really good, kahnli. You're in the business, so you probably already know this, but blue is generally considered one of the least appetizing colors. Sounds like you've already got your presentation in order, but I would suggest including items with strong, relatively neutral aromas to reinforce the notion that everything is edible.
    Curacao might be interesting, but it's an artificial blue. I would go for something like lavender, myself. Maybe even pair it with the blueberry martini. (Or is it just blueberries servedin a martini glass? Either way.)
    Sounds like a fun gig - best luck!
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    PS - How about blue fermented tofu? Just how bold are you clients? ;D
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    yes just blueberries in a martini glass... my partner in culinary crime is bartending the event so all drinks are up to him. Lavender could work but if I'm not mistaken there is a blue basil out there, Athough once again, more of a purple color it could work for the ice cream. I mean, mint and basil are the same family so why not...
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    only odd blue food ive had(other than berries themselves) was huckleberry glazed chicken.....it was....ummmm....interesting and wrong....tasted exactly like a huckleberry.....i love huckleberries but the texture of chicken and the taste of huckleberries at the same time kinda made my brain short circuit and i couldnt eat more than about 5 bites.....
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    Heh, sounds weird. I wonder how much they had to use, if they somehow managed to overpower the chicken taste...
    Blue basil is purple, and on the red side of purple, if I recall. Not sure how it would come out in ice cream, although if it's anything like the stuff my friend made it should be plenty tasty. Lavender ice cream comes out purple as well, but the red is fairly subtle. You could do both - the only time I've tried either was when my friend made both, and they went very well together. If you dressed it with some sort of blue syrup no one would care much about it not quite matching. Or, perhaps if you garnished it with something yellow or orange, it would appear blue by contrast.
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