We had the pleasure of chefing at SELMA cafe this past Friday. For those of you not in the Ann Arbor area SELMA is a weekly local foods breakfast salon, celebrating Michigan’s bounty and the community by which the bounty is both fueled and supported. Every week local food professionals (supported by loads of other volunteers from all walks of life) volunteer their time and skills to create a delicious breakfast for the community.
If you have never been, I highly recommend it. The joy and energy surrounding this weekly ritual are inspiring. It is testimony to the strength of the community that it keeps happening, every week, and has only been growing stronger.
Creating a delicious local foods breakfast during winter in Michigan is not an easy feat. But we managed, much thanks to Zingerman’s Creamery and the Brinery. The menu included a spicy potato hash (with greens, sausage, and Brinery kimchi topped with a fried egg and a side of toast) and a potato, kale, and bacon tart (with Zingerman’s Creamery Great Lakes Cheshire and Lincoln Log cheeses and a side of hoop house greens). For dessert we served Sweet Heather Anne Cookies: Mexican shortbread and chewy chocolate molasses (a personal favorite).