Goat Cheese Dish Inspired by the Hunger Games
The Hunger Games, a book about starvation, has inspired a slew of recipes based on passages from the book. Emma Downs of The Journal Gazette has compiled a group of recipes in case you're looking for inspiration. She even tweaked a few to make them a bit more appetizing for those of us living in the pre-apocalyptic era. Glad to see that a goat cheese dish made the cut!
Goat cheese wrapped in basil leaves:
“Gale spreads the bread slices with the soft goat cheese, carefully placing a basil leaf on each while I strip the bushes of their berries. We settle back in the nook in the rocks … . The food’s wonderful, with the cheese seeping into the warm bread and the berries bursting in our mouths.”
For a Capitol-style take on Gale and Katniss’s humble lunch, order the bruschetta appetizer at BakerStreet, 4820 N. Clinton St. The dish features ciabatta bread, smeared with goat and cream cheese, topped with chopped tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Cost is $9.