This past weekend, while I was cataloging photos on my computer I came across this photo of the chef doing his demo and it started my mind thinking of the trip and how great his demo was. Still in need of a lunch for the week, I decided to try my hand at a stew inspired by his discussion about flavors and ingredients he used often in his cooking. The end result, I think, was pretty spectacular. Much to The Hubs chagrin, I used sweet potatoes again in the stew (we have been eating a lot of them recently and he isn’t the biggest fan of them—tolerates, yes but enjoy, no). However, the sweet potatoes gave the stew a sweetness that balanced nicely against the more bitter flavor imparted by the plantains.
Chef at the Peru Pavillion during his cooking demonstration–he was fantastic!
In looking back at the photos from that trip, I have so many wonderful memories with my family. I haven’t been back to Disney since that 2007 trip mostly due to pregnancy and having infants. It just hasn’t been in the cards for us and since Lil One knows about Disney now (and outright adores anything Disney) it is getting a little tough putting her off until we can make it there. But I really hope that we will make it back again soon for the Food and Wine Festival, and if we do would love to attend and participate in the runDisney event Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon and run in the kids races with Lil One and Mr. Man. I have heard many wonderful things about the runDisney events and hope that one day to be able to participate in each of them with The Hubs and the kids to create lasting memories that focus around family, fun, and fitness.