Thinking Outside the Box

Here at One More Bite we like to be creative. Whether it’s recipes or party decorations/themes we try to think of original and new ideas. In today’s age of social media it’s hard to think of a concept that someone hasn’t already done. Eric always says “If you can think of it, you can google it.” Meaning, it’s all been done before.

Thinking outside the box is more than just coming up with new ideas though. It’s also challenging the status quo. It’s challenging old rules. We like to do that too. For example, you’d typically only pair red meat with a red wine. But a full body white wine, like a Pinot Gris or Chardonnay, may do the trick nicely.

Thinking outside the box has brought the world so may great things. Without challenging traditional cooking we wouldn’t have the number of food genres as we do today. Particularly fusion cuisines are great examples. Using Asian flavors with traditional Western cooking techniques is a classic example. It’s also making something look like something it isn’t. The art of molecular gastronomy does this. You can be served a dish that looks like a refreshing ice cream cone, but is really a spicy crab and avocado mousse (pictured).

In our opinion, there is no wrong answer. As Bob Ross said, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.” We also believe in throwing out the rule book. So eat dessert first, wear white after Labor Day, and drink pumpkin spice in the spring. We won’t judge!

What are some ways you think outside the box?

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