if you live in the south you are most likely very familiar with kudzu. at this point in the summer kudzu is covering just about everything. this week the sweet smell of it's flowers started to breeze through the air, it rivals the sweet smell of wisteria blossoms.
the other day i was chatting with our chef friend mimi maumus or home.made. she was talking about how excited she was that the kudzu was blooming. something that i love about mimi's food is that she draws inspiration from the past and the area that we live in. kudzu is a huge resource in the south, an untapped on at that. mimi has found several ways to work it into her food and bring an inventive angle to her cuisine.
mimi spent the morning with me, showing me some her kudzu experiments and concoxions with kudzu. this week, i plan to do some experimenting of my own. here are some photos from my morning with mimi, documenting her kudzu flower lemonade. enjoy!