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Orange is the New Black: Red’s Secret Garden of Crudite


Red’s Secret Garden of Crudite

Also known as Executive Chef of Catering Matthew Riznyk’s Pumpernickel “Dirt,” this delicious snack will remind your 2014 Emmy's viewing party guests just how devilsh garden appetizers can be. 


  • 1/2 loaf day-old pumpernickel bread
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt


Tear or roughly chop the bread into bite-sized pieces. Toast on a sheet pan until dry and crumbly then allow to cool.

Pulse bread crumbs in food processor for about 20 seconds until they resemble the consistency of dirt.

Drizzle in the olive oil and pulse to the point that the dirt can be packed but is not soggy.

Season to taste then use as a “soil” base for crudités, or sprinkle over pasta or roasted veggies, particularly cauliflower and broccoli