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Cusp of Spring Dinner

When I went to Asia, I took a lot of photos. Usually about 75 pictures a day, then I'd come back and crunch them to post them - for two and a half months.

I got burned out.

So much so that I rarely take pictures of food anymore, and if I do, it's with my cellphone camera. I rarely even carry a camera. In fact, most of the entries since returning have no pictures, and no food that I've cooked. A bit silly, really, since the subject of the blog is food.

Recently my buddy Adam suggested that he and Lorraine would host a few people over to their place, I would cook, and he would choose the wines. I was excited by the prospect of cooking something different than I would at work, and jumped on board with the idea.

Some of the courses, photos by Amy:

Green Pea and Green Garlic Soup, with Creme Fraiche


Cassoulet of Tarbais Beans, Duck Confit, Sausages, with Seared Foie Gras


Pan-roasted Cote de Boeuf (ribeye) with Pommes Aligot (mashed potatoes with Salers cheese), Braised Leeks, Roasted Carrots, Red Wine/Winter Savory Sauce


For alternate pictures and coverage of the wine pairings, please check out Josh's site, wine-tastings-guide.com

There were a few things I would have liked to change, but overall, I'd call it a success. I hope it's the first of many to come.


Food looks great. Hope you get more opportunities like this and can present more photos for us.

Nice pix... as always!! Oh yeah... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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