The Z-Man….the Z-Meister….the Z-Dude…. His Royal Z-Ness….or just plain Zooz.
My recent guest sous-chef goes by all of these names and more, but for the purposes of his temporary assignment to the Oui, Chef kitchen, we shall simply call him….. Z-Chef!
Z-Chef, quite an accomplished young cook in his own right, joined me for a day of his recent summer vacation to roll up his sleeves and have a little fun in the kitchen. Also an aspiring actor, we thought it might be nice for him to make something that he could share with his Summer Stock acting brethren, you know, a little something to grease the wheels of his thespian experience. Much to the dismay of a group of colonizing fruit flies, the practically rotting pile of bananas on my counter shouted at us to put them out of their misery, et voila, we were presented with an ideal cooking project….Banana Bread.