Tuesday, September 30, 2008

_____ version deux

so another success...there were some hiccups to be sure, and if you are brave enough to ask, i might just tell you what those were. but for the most part it was pretty smooth. the second night was better than the first, at least in terms of flow. although the response from the guests were more mixed on the second night; i think though that was perhaps due to the type of guests that we had on the second night - more foodie types. anyway, both nights were a blast and i am looking forward to the next.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

basil and licorice

so, i have been saying - for some time now - that basil has a hint of licorice in it. and, i have had many doubters.
the experiment: next time you are in a supermarket, or a farmers market, whatever, take a basil leaf and fold it over, pressing it between your thumb and forefinger, then smell. that smell, at the back of the overwhelming basilly smell, is licorice.
and now finally i have some affirmation.

Monday, September 1, 2008

feast pt 2

and if the aforementioned food editor would write a review this is what it would say.


found this interesting...apparenty, the food editor from st. louis magazine came to a certain event that was put on this past weekend. and this is what he wrote. he would write something like this in anticipation, and he would probably write a review of it at a later point. so, these _____ground things are popping up all over the place i guess.