All of my friends are going to be snackers. (food, week of 12.9.13)

A cocktail supper is my favorite type of gathering (no, not just because it's an excuse to serve French 75s, although I do love a good French 75...).  Sure, the seated, plated dinner and buffet brunch are wonderful in their own right; when I catered (a lifetime ago) those types of formal meals were, so … Continue reading All of my friends are going to be snackers. (food, week of 12.9.13)

The cookbook club. (food, week of 11.18.13)

I am not a joiner.  I've played on tennis teams and captained more than a few; I've taken classes with friends; I've served on boards.  But most groups that require ongoing participation are too high maintenance for me and wear me out, which is why I've routinely declined invitations for wine and book clubs despite … Continue reading The cookbook club. (food, week of 11.18.13)

The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)

Yes, I know the joke: there are two types of people in the world, those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who don't. I am mostly the former with just a bit of the latter. That's how we marketing people are, at least according to all the sales … Continue reading The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)

Splendid tables. (weekly menu 5.20.13)

Cruising by the sale table at the Booksellers at Laurelwood several weeks ago, I snagged the book Table Style, by Liz Benton.  The method to my impulse-buying madness was to turn a nightly chore (setting the table) into a fun project.  That evening I handed the book to my daughter and told her she could … Continue reading Splendid tables. (weekly menu 5.20.13)

What’s for dinner: 11.18.12

In my growing up years, Sunday nights were special, casual family nights.  My mother would make a cheese souffle or spoonbread or some similar warm, hearty (but entirely simple) dinner.  While it was in the oven, my sister and I would have early baths and snuggle into our pajamas.  Then we would settle in to … Continue reading What’s for dinner: 11.18.12