, I'm not sure if anyone will this -- but, I have garlic in the potato dish
Yes Sonja, there will be no potatoes for you tonight.
Also, I am bringing the soup to be warmed - the crock pot seemed stupid. I assume a person who owns 12 soup bowls can accomodate a spot on the stove, Thanks Linda
0 · November 16
Here's what we're bringing so far: Diane, spiced chicken; Scott, New York cheesecake; Meg, scalloped potatoes and carrot, orange, and thyme soup; Nancy, Brussels sprouts; Sonja, sweet potato bread; Shera, smoked salmon/cream cheese wraps and marinated cucumber; Tim, fruit salad.
0 · November 13
Hi Diane, can we get Linda's address? Also (since she isn't a member of this meetup) I can't contact her to find out if I need to provide bowls for soup. Also her friend Tim called me last night and said he couldn't get a hold of her to get permission to bring fruit salad.
0 · November 13
Hi, I signed up for scalloped potatoes. I was surprised they had a connection to New York. Also, my friend gave me some carrots from her garden in Boulder. I am also bring Carrot, orange and thyme soup - just for kicks. It is from the Union Square Cafe in Manhattan. I'll bring it in a slow cooker. So I need to provide paper Bowls Linda.
1 · November 12
I was going to do this last time but I forgot. I am posting the questions that we will discuss ahead of time so that you may ponder them before we meet.
“Every restaurant is a theater,” Reichl explains. “Each one offers the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while. Restaurants free us from mundane reality.” How do restaurants allow a person to leave reality?
Reichl creates wildly innovative disguises. Which disguise is your favorite? Why is it so important for Reichl to maintain anonymity in her work?
Reichl states to her future employers, “Your reviews are very useful guides for the people who already eat in the restaurants you review...You shouldn't be writing reviews for the people
who dine in fancy restaurants but for those who wish they could.” How does this attitude change her role as a reviewer as well as how restaurants are reviewed?
0 · November 11
Hi Diane, About a week ago I suggested a book, but after checking the library there are no copies. I don't think it's reasonable to expect someone to buy a book. So i will retract that suggestion. Also i heard you speak about the avacado quiche that you decided wasn't so worthwhile and you (I believe said) you couldn't imagine baked avacado. Well, I have recipe crab, tomato, lime juice and cilantro filled avacados that you bake for about 15 minutes. If you are interested, I'll send along the recipe. It's a tasty and fairly healthy meal for one.
0 · October 29
hi there there is my first cooking class an i will try to make something i mean that i know linda an scott.i see them when i am out dancing ,any way i am sure them two will tell me the things or Diane ,anyway i am new here so i am looking forward to meeting you all , sorry i am from North Dakota.
0 · October 28
Consuming Passions _ Michael Lee West
A delightfully quirky memoir of an adventurous life centered around food and family—the story of how she went from non-cook to gourmet of words and victuals by watching a multitude of relatives squabble, prepare sumptuous repasts, and carry on honored traditions. Laced with delicious secret recipes passed from generation to generation, West's irresistible chronicle recalls good times and wild times—mothers swinging from chandeliers, elderly aunts brewing up love potions, a South American nymphomaniac stirring up trouble at a Louisiana barbeque joint, and the spooky hauntings of a cabbage-eating ghost—all in the pursuit of good dining. Thoroughly entertaining, alive with West's distinctive humor and sharp, irrepressible insight, here are incomparable American kitchen tales as warm and tasty as freshly baked bread.
0 · October 20
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
by Ruth Reichl. Suggested by Margaret.
Ruth Reichl, world-renowned food critic and former editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, knows a thing or two about food. She also knows that as the most important food critic in the country, you need to be anonymous when reviewing some of the most high-profile establishments in the biggest restaurant town in the world—a charge she took very seriously, taking on the guise of a series of eccentric personalities. In Garlic and Sapphires, Reichl reveals the comic absurdity, artifice, and excellence to be found in the sumptuously appointed stages of the epicurean world and gives us—along with some of her favorite recipes and reviews—her remarkable reflections on how one’s outer appearance can influence one’s inner character, expectations, and appetites, not to mention the quality of service one receives.
0 · August 26
I loved, I lost, I made spaghetti by Giulia Melucci. Suggested by me.
From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.
From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat.
1 · August 26
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia #1) by Cindy Pon. Suggested by Sonja.
Ai Ling can see into other people's minds and reach into their spirits. But she doesn't know why this power has awakened inside her. She only knows that it is growing. It leads her on an epic journey—one that brings her to the edge of the deepest evil.
Chen Yong has a quest of his own, but then his path crosses Ai Ling's. And there's a connection so strong that neither can ignore it.
Now they must face terrifying demons determined to kill them, and battle through treacherous lands. It is their destiny. But can destiny keep them together?
1 · August 26
The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Suggested by Scott. First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman's abandonment of her family, her seduction, and her awakening to desires and passions that threated to consumer her. Originally entitled "A Solitary Soul," this portrait of twenty-eight-year-old Edna Pontellier is a landmark in American fiction, rooted firmly in the romantic tradition of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson. Here, a woman in search of self-discovery turns away from convention and society, and toward the primal, from convention and society, and toward the primal, irresistibly attracted to nature and the senses
0 · August 26
A Separate Country
by Robert Hicks
$10.40 Paperback, $9.99 e-book
This historical novel will take you way back: Set several years after the Civil War, it's based on the life of Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood, a wildly controversial figure who led his men to bloody defeat in battle.
0 · August 11