PITA PARTY TIME!!!
For those of you who don't know me, I threw a rambunctious Pita Party in the backyard of Collage Coffee in Highland Park, (Los Angeles, CA), every Wednesday morning. What started as a pop-up idea grew into a family of pita loving friends, dogs, and babies.
The pandemic really stopped us in our tracks. How could we gather together, mandhandle our food, and openly engage when what we really needed for the safety or ourselves and others was to hit pause on all of that?
I miss the pita parties and all of you who came and scarfed pita with us. Until we can gather again - we can gawk at these photos and take a trip down Pita Party memory lane ....
Halloumi and seared meyer lemon scrambled eggs
Cucumber and Cabbage salad
Garlicky yoghurt dollop
Chili Crack Crisp
The Best Hummus
Charred zucchini, onions, leaks, peppers
Shaved beet and cabbage salad
Underwood family farms roasted beets
Sauteed beet greens and kumquat eggs
Garlicky sour cream
Radish and feta slaw
Turmeric labneh dollop
Halloumi and Passion Fruit Curd
slippery purple cabbage with broccoli, lemon, and carrot
Celery and stone fruit with castelvetrano olives
Ud’s schug, fresh shiso
Escabeche with Griddled persimmons
Eggplant on the plancha
Purple tomatillo salsa
Pickled onions with star anise
Cotija and chicharones dusted in tajin
Roasted Jerusalem artichoke schmear
Big ass Jerusalem artichoke chips
Raw shaved beet, radish, and fennel salad
Marinated anaheim peppers in oil
Oxalis and fennel fronds
Grated carrots with cumin and cinnamon,
soaked raisins, edamame, dill, parsley, & preserved lemons
Adult chex-mix: Toasted buckwheat, toasted almonds
and other goodies
All the roasted veggies (mushrooms, eggplant, onions, leeks, tomatoes
Smoky charred eggplant baba-tahina
Onion and fig jam with red wine and balsamic
Marinated figs in olive oil with peppers
AND MANY MANY MORE!!!