I'll have another

  • June 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na9bY9gmhw4

"Everyone needs to believe in something, I believe I'll have another beer."

The day after our June dinner, I’ll Have Another, will try for the Belmont Stakes win. He wants “another” win for sure. Should this horse win this third and final spring stakes race, he will be the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. This is the most prestigious title in horseracing.

Blood horses are amazing creatures whose entire joy and reason for being is running and competing against other horses. People who have never been around these horses cannot conceive of the intelligence and focus they possess. These horses, which are not your everyday racehorses, come to the track to win. They push themselves to the point of bursting their own hearts just to be in front of the other horses. The jockey’s job in the race is to actually time the horse’s race, holding them back, judging their strength and energy, style and temperament so that they do not overrun themselves. Together they form a tactical team.

Horseracing, like every sport in the world, has unethical people who participate and sometimes create bad headlines. This is especially true at the lower end of the racing community but for the most part racehorses, blood horses, are treated with respect and an amazing amount of very expensive care.

It seems to me that as cooks we are the jockey’s in the race to a tasty table. Good food comes with training, and care. Great cooking requires a passion and quality in both ingredients and chef. Great food comes with joy. When the ingredients are of the highest quality, and are treated with respect and care, the results can be amazing. It is the cook’s job to judge the ingredients flavor, aroma, texture and temperament so that the dish or menu does not fight itself. Together they form a creative team.

Cooking, like most endeavors, has lazy or clueless people who participate and sometimes create a bad taste in your mouth. Even the best chef’s, the ones who are willing to take risks and try new things, sometimes have a failed product. These things happen, but when it all comes together, then we find ourselves inspired to say, “I’ll have another.”

Caryl will email the address to those attending the Wednesday before the dinner. Be sure to RSVP early as we always fill up quickly. Do RSVP though, especially if it gets you on the waiting list. Usually the waiting list people get to join us for dinner. Plan to cook on site, unless your recipe takes 45 minutes or more to prepare start to finish. Because the oven opens and closes often baked goods (excepting cookies) are best done ahead of time. Remember this isn’t just a potluck; this is about sharing the pleasure of cooking and food, and learning from one another while drinking wine 'n stuff and having great conversations. Bring what you'd like to drink plus a little to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=ly7PONiKGUs

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  • Sholem

    Great fun, wonderful company, and very creative and delicious dishes of which I had another, and another and another!

    June 17, 2012

  • Gail

    Another fun evening.

    June 9, 2012

  • Ishkabibil

    Fabulous time!! I left my pairing knife (Henkel brand). The shuckers were using it on the deck. I forgot to pack it. Is it still at Paul n Angela's?

    June 9, 2012

  • Susanne

    Always a good time with old and new friends!

    June 9, 2012

  • Terri

    LOL, LOL Ha ha ha - really made me laugh.........

    June 8, 2012

  • Jennifer

    But we couldn't be put to stud...

    June 8, 2012

  • Terri

    How appropriate for our group of broken and repaired body parts..

    June 8, 2012

  • caryl

    Our horse has been pulled from the race on Saturday. According to news sources he has the start of tendinitis and has been scratched from the race. It is likely he will be put to stud, spending the remainder of his days in luxury and vacation (except for the sperm donor bits.)

    June 8, 2012

  • caryl

    It appears that again this month at least one person did not get the location email. If you did not get an email from me on Wednesday with Paul and Angela's address would you please let me know so I can figure out why some folk are not getting the emails?

    June 7, 2012

  • Susan

    We sure know how to pick 'em. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/...­

    1 · May 29, 2012

  • caryl

    We would be very happy if Donald came, let him know he is very welcome.

    May 8, 2012

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