Fizzy Fruit is a great way to kick off any gathering or party. The carbonation reminds us of celebrations (think champagne), and the surprise of it being in fruit is fun for everyone. This is a sensory experience. You can see and hear the bubbles dancing on the fruit!
Here I feature red grapes, yet you can use any high water content fruit or vegetable. Imagine fizzy pomegranates for the holidays, pears in a fall dessert, strawberries in a mid-summer fruit salad. How fun to serve fizzy pickles as a garnish! : )
All you need is a whipping siphon with a seltzer charger and you’re off to creating fun and exciting dishes and experiences for your humans!
Your serving options are limited only by your imagination! Here I added the fruit to wine. Many times, I serve them as a kick-off to a tasting party. Let the gas out of the whipping siphon in front of your guests and watch the curiosity and excitement begin. Pour them in a bowl and grab a pair of serving tongs and guests will be lining up for seconds.
Add fizzy cherries to your ice cream sundae’s or fizzling lime slices on top of your Key Lime Pie!
- 16 grapes or any juicy fruit or vegetables
- Fill the whipping siphon with the 16 grapes, not exceeding the fill line.
- Screw on the soda charger and carefully turn the bottle to distribute the gas and fruit inside.
- Release the gas by pressing the lever. Unscrew the lid and serve.
De Froid Tip: Color
The first thing I do when I’m planning a party or event is to gain a clear understanding of the emotion I (or my clients) want their guests to experience. Marketing professionals as well as interior designers have been using the psychology of color for decades. The same principles apply to tablescapes and parties.
Yellow and orange are known for fun and happiness, while “banker blue” lends a more professional feel to the event. The names given to color can give you a clue – such as “spa blue”, where aqua with a green tint emits a serene feel.
Put your creativity to use with purposefully choosing colors. Then, to put things over the top, play with color in ways that are unexpected. These are what great experiences are made of.
Welcome to Foodie de Froid!
If you love real food, take pleasure in eating, and strive for mouth-watering flavor, you have come to the right place. Here the star of the show IS the food, presenting it in a way that makes it shine.
We feature many appetizers and individual-sized recipes as a purposeful way to experience and share food.
Our mouth reacts to flavors in a transitional way. That first taste creates an exciting experience with the food’s intense flavors, textures, and visual appeal. Yet after the first few bites, our mouths and minds adjust, and that experience deadens.
Thus, the tasting experience! We served 14 consecutive courses at my last tasting party. Each was purposely selected to bring new flavors, textures, and presentations, creating surprises and wow moments throughout the night.
The recipes are documented with ingredients we love. Yet my greatest hope is to have you understand why the recipes work and eventually make them into your personal version using your favorite ingredients and presentations.