The Chef: Aurelia
The Menu: It may not be summer quite yet, but in honor of the ever-so-slightly warmer weather Ms. Aurelia whipped up a perky picnic spread for us today. We started off with a big, leafy salad with sliced mushrooms, cucumber, and tomato, then some perfectly toasted pugliese, and Dr. Praeger's Tex Mex burgers—one of the company's few vegan offerings. The star of the meal was the super-garlicky potato salad. Yukon gold potatoes that had been steamed for just the right amount of time met with a ton of fresh garlic and seasonings. It was garlicky. It was delicious. It was, in a word, garlicious.
The Goods: If the longing for picnic-style fare is getting the best of you, be sure to check out a laundry list of animal-free, transportable edibles in the I Can't Believe It's Vegan! Picnic Pursuits feature in our just-released March+April issue. Until you get your hands on our fab new edition, find some garlic and some potatoes and go to town.