There are few meals these days that can be classified as art. Yes, there are some restaurants that charge unbelievable prices for artistic creations that cannot be found anywhere else, but as far as for general home cooked meals, the artistry today is all but lost. It is time to take back the home kitchen and brunch is a good way to do that. Here are a few ways you can put the artistry back into your next brunch meal.
Keep it Simple
Where it is true that the sheer opulence of the ingredients used at fancy brunch spots such as Industry Kitchen in New York City can make the average person shudder. Brunch does not have to be overly complicated. Classic brunch recipes allow the average cook to portray their skills impeccably. The use of simple ingredients such as eggs, cheeses, and a variety of simply prepared fish, give an air of opulence to simple foods. Brunch is a time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Not a time to spend countless hours in the kitchen slaving away over the stove. Keep it simple and you will have a much better brunch experience every time.
The Art of the Drink
Shots are reserved for much later in the evening, but if you are like most people, relaxing usually involves a drink in your hand. A Sunday brunch is the perfect time for such activities as the drinks are not meant to be simply downed, but sipped throughout the meal. This can be a wonderful time to try out your mixing skills and even bring a little artistry to the table by making up your own drink. Fruits are in wide abundance at the Sunday brunch table and therefore it is a perfect time to get creative. If you are not feeling very creative at the moment, simply make up a batch of Greyhounds which is a grapefruit style drink that offers a cool refreshing bite to the sometimes rich offerings during brunch.
An Elegant Style
Brunch is a meal that is served to be a Segway into other meals. Although it can be comprised of very heavy items, it is almost always built around light fare with an elegant charm. The food may be the main offering, but it is the elegant style that brings many to the table. It is a time that your best table settings, decorations, and even silverware can be utilized during the day instead of the dim lighting of evening meals. It is a time to allow the simple elegance of the food and décor to shine through beautifully.
Brunch is fun. There is no mistaking that, but it can also be a form of edible art. Get creative with the food, decorations, and the drinks to serve an epic Sunday brunch to your guests. It is time that we take back the art of cooking for ourselves rather than allowing the restaurants to have all the fun. Sunday brunch is for everyone.