A wonderful dish for guests to impress… Magical Birds Lay Fish Eggs from the kitchen of Dolly Aizenman… with the legend of the Firebird… Phoenix… sounds delicious.
Once upon the time there lived a magical bird called Phoenix, AKA the Firebird. If you believe the legends, it is still alive and hanging around somewhere because it self-immolates every 500 years and then rises from the ashes. A Phoenix named Fawkes, nurtured after every immolation by Professor Dumbledore (we do get the joke, Mrs Rowling!), plays an important role in Harry Potter’s adventures and saves his life more than once.
Firebird is featured prominently in Russian folk art, originating from Slavic folk tales.
Grabbing the magic bird by the tail and pulling out a feather transforms Prince Ivan into a powerful hero who defeats the evil king and – wouldn’t you know? – gets the girl. The story inspired a famed Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, who wrote a ballet, often performed as a concert suite.
As I created this dazzling appetizer which came completely out of my funky…
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