Vue Cinemas have been celebrating Jon Favreau’s long-awaited film Chef by creating street food recipe cards.
Chef is a film about Chef Carl Casper who gives up his job in a restaurant, when his integrity is challenged and goes on the road with his friend, ex-wife and son in a food truck.
I've not seen it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
Vue Cinemas challenged me to come up with some street food to be made into recipes cards and I decided to go for a spot of Italian food.
Italy is somewhere I've always wanted to visit, I just haven't managed yet. I do love italian food though.
For this recipe I wanted some Italian inspired food that would be easy to eat as you walked. Pizza is great, but it can be messy to eat with your hands, so I made mini calzone with the flavours of a caprese salad. The fresh flavours of tomato, mozzarella and basil. You just can't beat it.
I made my standard white pizza dough, cut it into circles, added some homemade pizza sauce and topped with a slice of fresh mozzarella, sliced cherry tomatoes, some torn basil and a good grinding of black pepper. I then folded them and sealed them with a fork, pricked them and baked until golden.
Graham was drafted in to tear open the calzone so I could take a photo. He burned his fingers on the first one and was rather pathetic about it. He has delicate girls hands when it comes to heat. I wonder if we build up resistance to heat as cooks?
Head over to the Vue website to read all the street food recipes including this one.
Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Vue Cinemas.. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.