L’estudio is trendy in the sense that it is pleasing to the eye and delivers the types of food you want to eat, but to call it trendy in the traditional sense of the word is selling it short.
I added orange blossom water, lemon zest, and a pinch of cinnamon to a straight forward shortbread batter, resulting in a cookie that is fragrant, crumbly, and not too sweet.
This recipe is completely vegetarian and fairly simple to prepare, but the spices contribute to an incredible warmth and depth of flavor.
It can be served warm or cold and can be classified as a grain, roasted vegetable or salad- it can really be whatever you want it to.
I had the incredible opportunity to spend a few days staging at Chez Panisse last week and I am definitely a changed woman. The food, creativity, and passion coming out of that kitchen will change you alone. However, one of the things that really made an impact on me was staff lunch.