The Temple Bar Summer Sensational, which started yesterday and runs until Sunday, is serving up a feast for the senses in and around Dublin’s Temple Bar. The festival menu, put together by the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, is bursting with drama, music, art, film, comedy, dance and, well, vegetables.
Yesterday evening, as part of the festival, Cirque de Légume dished up what was by far the most creative and entertaining vegetable medley I have ever seen. Here’s the recipe.
Cirque de Légume
- 1 head of cabbage
- 1 large carrot
- 2 large leeks
- 3 large red chillies
- 3 small red chillies
- 1 potato
- 1 small beetroot
- 1 artichoke
- 1 large Spanish onion
- 2 spring onions
You’ll also need:
- 2 clowns, complete with red noses
- Pretend that your cabbage is a dog or other small, snappy animal.
- Entice your cabbage/dog to jump for a bone that looks amazingly like your carrot.
- Take your leeks and what remains of your carrot, wield as you would the banderillas of a bullfighting matador.
- Make your bull eat the carrot. As you do.
- Joust using your large red chillies as fierce weapons.
- And be careful. Those small red chillies are the sharpest of knives.
- Hold a potato in your mouth, awaiting the throw of a chilli knife.
- Amaze your audience when, in one high-speed movement, you split the potato and catch the chilli knife between your teeth.
- Now demonstrate the power of your beetroot to hypnotise.
- Use your hypnotic power with care. It could have extreme consequences for your cabbage/dog.
- Now you will magically swallow your carrot several times until you produce a jar of chopped carrots, which you will later (obviously) feed to your pet seal.
- After that, you will seductively strip away the layers of your onion and eat some of it. Raw.
- Don’t forget to demonstrate the versatility of your artichoke as both a microphone and percussion instrument.
- And for your grand finale, rev it up with some latin vibes – play those spring onions and give it loads.
- One belly full of excellent entertainment.
Sounds like fun to me! Play with your food in the funniest way!
Oh! My! Goodness! How hilarious. I wish I had thought of it myself! :)
Chef E: super fun indeed!
Sarah: it was the simplest of ideas, really – probably all the funnier for that :)
[LOL] That’s a recipe for hilarity! I lack the appropriate tools (the only clown in my kitchen has four legs, no red nose but large floppy ears) so I will have to tuck this recipe away for later. 8-D
It’s a good one to stash away TN – you never know when it will come in handy :D
Circus of the vegetables – love it! You don’t get much better than healthy food as entertainment.
Couldn’t agree more Lori!
my thoughts exactly Sophie!
Oh that is brilliant!!
Thank you Valentina – if you ever get the opportunity to see them for yourself I can highly recommend!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY This is possibly an even more creative use of vegetables?
Come and hear the Senza Sordini string (not vegetable) quartet at the Happy Pear in Greystones fundraising for the Irish Heart Foundation on Sunday 22nd August from 1-3pm.
Hazel, that vegetable orchestra is fabulous (and yes, possibly an even more creative use of vegetables) – thanks so much for the link. And I’ve love an excuse to visit the Happy Pear – not sure if I can make it that day but I will keep the event in mind!