My husband and I met when we were each about 22 and independently becoming interested in cooking. He courted me by bringing mugs and treats to my apartment when I got home from work, and bought two new cookbooks to make me a three-course dinner on Christmas Eve. I still remember every detail of that meal. When we started living together, I cooked him dinner nearly every night. We moved to NorCal when we were 24 to attend grad schools, and it didn't take long for us to get caught up in the California foodie scene.
We enjoy having friends over for dinner, and every so often, we'll plan a really intricate dinner party. Last night's menu came mostly from Michel Richard's Happy in the Kitchen, a great book. I'll post a couple of pictures below of the prettiest courses.
Food and cooking are a big part of who I am, and I think that comes through in my writing, because when I feel it adds something to a scene, I'll provide description of what my characters are eating, whether luscious or foul. Do you have any hobbies that show up in your writing?
|Fluffy Spinach Bites with Fonduta Sauce|
|Seafood Trio: Oyster Shooter, Scrambled Scallops with Caviar,|
|Potato Bites in Potato Baskets|
|Tomato Trifle with Gelees of Tomato, Cucumber and|
Yellow Bell Pepper Water