It’s November, Thanksgiving eve fast approaches. Visions of stuffing, cranberry sauce and of course golden brown turkey or Tofurkey precede visions of sugar plums. As we anticipate ourfavorite foods there are a host of foods we would prefer not to grace our plates. Top of the list for me…Aspic aka “food glue”. Peruse the array of fruit, vegetables and meat chunks floating…still…in a gelatinous mold. The New York Times Magazine ‘Lost Foods’ feature (11/1/15) dressed it up, made it look oh so pretty and festive, but a lost food it shall remain.
Today three consistencies of Aspic are served: delicate, sliceable and inedible aka “food prop”. Hmm…I understand Aspic was born centuries ago by peasants whose mission was survival. Food waste of any kind is a travesty. But I will continue to say, “…no thank you and please pass the Mac & Cheese!”