I’m obsessed with Chef John Ash’s pork and sweet potato cassoulet. Which I can now eat in my car. Or my office. Or standing over the sink in my kitchen.
Pre-packaged and ready for the microwave, its just one of the new gourmet entrees from The Noble Spoon. What may surprise you, other than the fact that John Ash has several signature dishes in the line, is that these are made in the kitchens of The Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program, and ALL proceeds from the meals (which run around $7) support nutritional programs for local seniors.
Other entrees include Pasta al la Norma (a garlicky eggplant pasta dish), Chicken Melitzana (from Ash’s Culinary Birds cookbook), chicken carbonara with rigatoni and comfort foods like pot roast, chicken enchiladas and meatloaf.
They’re available in the ready-foods area of a number of local grocers in Sonoma and Marin, including G&G, Pacific Market, Molsberry and Big John’s along with Santa Rosa Safeway stores. So if you see me with a sad face at the grocery store, it’s probably because they’ve run out of cassoulet, again. Watch their Facebook page (facebook.com/TheNobleSpoon) for details on tastings at local markets.