Slow food with Richard Lafortune and Gabrielle Kushi – Cooking with Style



Gabriele Kushi and Richard LaFortune

Last Thursday my friend Richard rounded me up to help out with cooking. He was preparing a Native American style feast with his new friend Gabriele Kushi. Gabrielle is a personal chef, cookbook writer and health coach. It was a spur of the moment invitation. The meal was for an opening at a local gallery owned by Richard’s friend Todd. The menu consisted of wild rice with roast duck, smoked fish, sun choke salad, blueberries in yogurt, roasted blue potatoes, mushroom galette, squash and a fresh veggie plate with a dip. It all went so fast! Richard and Gabrielle had prepped the food and the work was in full swing when I arrived.

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I did some veggie chopping and plate washing. The bulk of the work whizzed on around me. Of course I documented with off the cuff photos. A good time was had by all. The food was a success! Richard said that the guests were a little unsure about the blue potatoes…but once they tried them, they were liked. The artists of cooking were hard at work. Watching two chefs work was a lesson in smooth coordination.

Gabrielle Kushi’s website:


I am bringing this event to share with all the friends at Fiesta Friday #95. Our hosts are Loretta @ Safari of the Mind and Petra @ Food Eat Love.

Many thanks to everyone for providing the space to share. In these times, creating caring and positive lives brings light into the darkness. Wishing everyone many blessings this season.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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10 Responses to Slow food with Richard Lafortune and Gabrielle Kushi – Cooking with Style

  1. splendid appetite inducing images!

  2. petra08 says:

    The blue potatoes looks amazing! I have seen them but never cooked with them and I must give it a go! The whole menu sounds interesting, what a treat! 🙂

  3. K'lee L. says:

    Wow. Fantastic looking items you have there!

  4. Arl's World says:

    Sounds like a delicious menu and a great event! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. What a feast!! Everything looks and sounds delicious. Your friends worked like a well oiled machine.

  6. Loretta says:

    Welcome to Fiesta Friday – my my you’ve brought us everything but the kitchen sink! Wow, what a feast for sore eyes, when I went through the menu, I couldn’t believe that this was for a gallery opening, how I wish I had been there! Loved all the choices, just beautiful! Those blue potatoes are quite fascinating! Thanks again, blessings and peace around the world!

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