Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
- Sliced Green Pears with Flor de Sel
- Salad of Bitter Greens with Truffle Vinaigrette
- Seared Muscovy Duck Breast with Caramel-Vinegar Sauce
- Wilted Red Cabbage with Chestnuts & Watercress
- Sarlat Potatoes with Hachis
- Stewed Quince with Bay-Scented Cream
The chef from Feast was just wonderful, adding fresh fennel seeds from a plant she found at 19th & Roy to the pears. Several dishes were cooked in the duck fat from the breasts she served and it was beyond decadent. The stewed quince with cream filled my mouth with fall and I'm eager to whip up a harvest crisp now.
I highly recommend looking into these informal events at European Vine Selections. It was a small, friendly crowd talking food and politics; I can't wait to go back.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
It's like peanut butter has met chocolate in a perfect combination of Seattle music.
Tickets are going quickly, and they're available for purchase online. You can get them via TicketWeb.com and also at all Sonic Boom Record locations.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Regardless, we both brought home a bag of the fair's famous scones. I'm munching on one right now and to paraphrase Jean Girard from Talladega Nights, it tastes of America.
The fair runs through Sept. 21.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It's been a planes, trains, and automobiles kind of a week, as I have missed connections, been on a flight that returned to the departing airport, sat in an airport for eight-plus hours, and gotten up at the crack of dawn. Today, I drove across Kansas and arrived in Emporia this afternoon for my lecture at Emporia State, only to find that I was on standby because of a suspicious backpack.
A backpack was abandoned in the building where I was supposed to speak so the bomb squad was called in.
Everything turned out fine (I'd hate to be the owner of that darn backpack) and my Worst-Case Scenario slide show program was only delayed by a few minutes, but somehow I'm feeling as if I'm in the middle of a Final Destination movie. Did I somehow cheat death recently and don't realize it?
Here I am with the awesome University Activities Committee members from ESU, some of whom took me out to Applebees for dinner. I heart fatty salads.
Tomorrow: On the road by 7:30 to get to my lecture in Chicago on time.
Just a few pictures from my short and sweet trip to visit my brother John and his family in North Platte, Nebraska. Check out the handwritten ticket from the incredibly lame Great Lakes Airlines (I was stuck in Denver for 8 1/2 hours with this rinky-dink airlines on Monday). Classic.