Have you seen it on the menu?? Have you heard someone say something about Strawberry Rhubarb lately?
Well it started last summer when I asked Buddy what his favorite pie was...and being from Georgia I was certainly SHOCKED when he said Strawberry Rhubarb. I would imagine most boys/men from the south are not even familiar with Rhubarb, let alone it being a favorite. When I left London through Heathrow after the Olympics/World English, there was a restaurant in the terminal called Rhubarb...
Then not much for a while but then a few weeks ago, one of my FB friends Sara, made the comment that "At least I had Strawberry-Rhubarb pie for breakfast" which I took to mean that no matter what her day threw at her...she could handle it.
So then that same day I get a magazine in the mail...just one of those 15-20 page things that you haven't signed up for but looks interesting so you flip through it before you toss it into the recycle...and low and behold...a recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb pie!
And that's not the end of it...I went to Nashville at the beginning of June and Carolyn, Patrick and I went to dinner at "The Southern - Steak and Oyster" at the bottom of the Pinnacle building (highly recommend if you're in town) and there on the dessert menu...Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake!
Of course it was delicious - and something that I wouldn't have expected was a bit of basil...yes basil...that gave it just one more level of complex flavor.
Then into Central Market which is like foodie heaven and as I am a lover of all things jam...found this too!
Then last night Carolyn...who was with me in Nashville, and I have clued her into the S-R Trending, sent me this from the French Restaurant she was eating at...check out the Chocolate Semi Freddo...yummy!
So now that you have read this...even if you haven't seen anything Strawberry Rhubarb...I'm sure you will see something within the next week and the trend will continue.