Your Moment of Zen

Entertainment while we put the finishing touches on the finale to the Greek dinner party arc.

On the Way to the Market

Shopping for a dinner party is easily one of the most tedious party of throwing a dinner party (only beaten by washing dishes). However, we just realized that thinking about it differently, framing it as a quest for ingredients can make it an adventure. For the Greek party, based on Googling, there wasn’t a clear…

Greek dinner party menu

The menu kept on evolving, until the very end. A combination of timing, availability of ingredients, and last-minute realizations kept everything up in the air, but here’s what was served in the end: A trio of mezethes: hummus, baba ganoush, and tzatziki all made from scratch and served with toasted pita Greek Salad Leg of lamb two ways-one…

Prototyping Baklava

I’ve only had baklava a few times in my life, but my memories of it was that seems so delicate. I was hesitant to make it since I’m a stranger to baking, but this blog is all about new challenges. When I surreptitiously got the recipe over a conversation at a bar, I walked home in the rain…

It’s Greek To Me

The first Project Dinner Party is under way! With a list of 99 dinner parties, there was a bit paradox of choice at play, and it was a little hard to chose where to start. I wanted an idea that I wasn’t too attached to since the first attempt at any new project comes with…

99 Dinner Parties

The idea for this blog was born from the twin realizations that: Dinner parties have always been a central part of my cooking. In fact, my first cooking experience was learning to cook by cooking for forty people (a story for another time). I don’t have many pictures/records from my past dinner parties I’ve thrown…