I get by with a little help from my friends… in the kitchen.
Every week, we get together for a night of eating, drinking, socializing and more drinking known as Garden Dinner. It started as a small gathering of neighbors in the Old Grove Garden, and has evolved into a weekly congregation of culinary amateurs and foodies trying to feed both their friend’s hungry mouths and their own would-be-chef egos. It’s a great excuse for some experimentation in the kitchen, and you can do it too. Just follow these easy guidelines:
- Location! Location! Location! Make sure you’ve got a kitchen with plenty of space and a table with plenty of seating.
- Sharing is caring. Set up a rotation so that all participants have the chance to participate. Try to plan two to three weeks in advance.
- Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Try new things! Pick a different cuisine and cook something you have never made before.
- In Vino Veritas. Nothing goes better with a well-cooked meal than a nice bottle of wine… or seven.
- Leave your judgments at the door. No backseat chefs allowed! Keep your minds and taste buds open to new things.