I just finished the second Season of The Bear on #Hulu… and I am absolutely OBSESSED. What a beautifully written show about Life, Love, Family, Humans, Chicago, Food, and the Restaurant Industry. The chaos of all the imperfections that go along with working in a restaurant, but also the deeply loving, passionate and hardworking people that make it all happen. It’s about an award winning chef, who comes home to Chicago to run his family's Italian beef sandwich shop after the suicide of his older brother, who left behind debts, a rundown kitchen, and a very wild staff. So goooooood!!! If you haven’t tapped into this show, please do so.
The best part of watching this show, is how inspired I get to create new menu items in the kitchen. I am no “Bear” but I love trying new things and creating meals from nothing than what is coming out of my garden!!! Between this show and it now being Summer, my kitchen is throwing out some of the freshest and most yummy foods!! One of my favorite things to create in the summer is the simple basic dinner of BLT with Corn on the Cob. Being from Illinois, sweet corn was the best dinners in the summer. But having it with a BLT was even better.
In honor of The Bear, and in honor of my recent visit to Illinois, I give you my recipe of a BLT with Bacon, Basil and the freshest of Tomatoes on top of some local @doughboybakery_wa Sourdough bread. YUMMMMMM.
Bacon, Basil and Tomato Open Faced Sandwiches on Sourdough Bread
BBT – Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Sandwiches