When we recently went out to dinner for my son's birthday, he asked to go to one of his favorite places, Argosy in East Atlanta Village.
He and my daughter-in-law ordered some nachos for an appetizer. Now, my husband and I don't usually order appetizers. We're always taking home leftovers as it is. But it was a special night, so I was excited to try the nachos.
They were amazing. Yummy cheese and beef and--
Wait. Not beef? After I had eaten a good many nachos and bragged on how good that beef was was, my son informed me that there wasn't any beef on there. What??? How could that be?
The dish had Impossible Burger on top. My daughter ordered her burger made from it that same night. And when I tasted her leftovers the next day, I was blown away. So I went hunting for Impossible Burger.
Here's their website. No, I have no affiliation with the company. I just wanted to tell you about it. They make a plant based product using wheat, potatoes and coconut oil, and also a type of heme (which is an iron-containing molecule that's abundant in meat and gives meat it's flavor). Only, the company uses a plant based heme called leghemoglobin (from soy) that's produced using fermentation.
I was stunned by how much this burger tasted like beef! So flavorful.
So far, they don't sell it commercially. But maybe they will eventually. For now, we'll have to eat it at a restaurants in Atlanta. You may be able to find some locations near you (you can search on the website).
I'm sorry I didn't take any photos! Maybe next time.
I like eating vegetarian on occasion. I feel like it's good for my body and for the environment. So it's nice to know there's this option out there.
Have y'all ever had an Impossible Burger?
Since I have no food photos, I'll share my gorgeous camellia blooms from this year.