Chef Jon Emanuel is just back from a sabbatical on his family's farm in Missouri, refreshed and ready for the challenges of his job as executive chef of Project Angel Heart, the organization that delivers meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. In addition to planning menus, cooking specialized dishes for those with specific dietary needs and serving more than 900 clients every week, the organization also maintains an on-site garden and accepts produce donations from home gardeners, all of which needs to be coordinated. Because of this, the chef has decided to end his side project, the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club. As a final farewell for the club, chef-owner Mary Nguyen of P17 in Uptown will be hosting a dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 19, that will showcase offal, insects and other unusual proteins that, while strange in the U.S., are often called nothing more than "food" in other parts of the world.
|Ant larvae beignets from a previous P17 dinner.|
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