Remember That Time We Judged A Fiddleheads Contest?
Posted Apr 13 2011 6:00am
"Remember that time we judged a fiddleheads culinary competition?"
That's what my dear sweet nutritonista friends Julie Daniluk (@JulieDaniluk) and Joy McArthy (@joyoushealth) are going to say to each other one day soon. Random sounding I know, but the three of us, along with a host of Toronto's movers/shakers/food-writers were asked to judge, just such an event.
The evening was beautiful, I must say, complete with roses, champaign, great conversation- kinda like the best date ever. This event was hosted by the fantastically sweet and enthusiastic couple who own and operate Norcliffe Farms, in honour of the sweet rising star that is The Fiddlehead.
Do you know what they are? I wrote about them and offered a recipe a couple of years ago. In short, they are a specific type of fresh out of the ground fern that has yet to unfurl. We love the foods that come out of the ground first, after the frost fades away for a while. These first wild crops are always dense and super powered in nutrition, and fiddleads don't disappoint.