Sunday, March 23, 2014

National Chip & Dip Day - Mar. 23rd; Chef Suzanne Goin

Chef Suzanne Goin
Suzanne Goin is a chef and restaurateur in Los Angeles: The AOC, Lucques, Tavern, The Hungry Cat and The Larder. She’s an award-winning chef and cookbook author (Sunday Suppers at Lucques, The AOC Cookbook), and helped popularize the small-plate wine bar restaurant model. She can trace her cooking heritage to Chez Panisse where she worked with Waters, and also worked in restaurants in France before returning to LA to begin her empire.

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March 23rd is Chip & Dip Day. There's the ubiquitous onion dip (made with sour cream and an envelope of onion soup mix), there's the omnipresent salsa, and then there's Roof Rot... This is the family nickname for a simple salsa my husband's aunt makes. Her sons also have been known to call it "Dog Drool."

“Roof Rot” Dip
1 can chopped green chiles
1 small can chopped black olives
1 bunch green onion, chopped (tops, too)
2 small tomatoes, diced
3 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. vinegar
pinch oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Mix the ingredients and chill overnight. Let warm to room temperature to serve.

If you encounter odd names for recipes (as this one has), consider asking what the origin of the name is, and including that in your cookbook. 

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S Thomas said...

I have been making Roofrot for 30 years and have never known of anyone outside my family that makes it until now. BTW, it also makes a great omelet filling if you leave out the oil and vinegar.

Wendy Whipple said...

How funny! And thanks for the omelet tip, I'll have to try that!

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