Thursday, March 7, 2013


I posted this on Face Book last week but find it so true, so inspirational, so "I know, right?" That I need to put it  here also.
 
 
COOKING AND DINING WITH FRIENDS

 

 

“I think the best kind of dinner party is when everyone – hosts and guests – has a child-like anticipation of the evening to come.  

A dinner with friends should be a delight, not a drag, and everyone should be ready to graciously pamper one another and be pampered in return… I think that the best way for me to conceptualize a grown-up dinner party is to recapture the feelings that my maman created for me during my boyhood dinners. First of all, I want to give my friends the pleasure of being someplace that is warm and inviting and full of the promise of good food to come. Second, I remember how much I liked to help at dinner so I let my friends participate (if they like) in every detail of the dinner.”

 

Robert Arbor: JOIE DE VIRVE, SIMPLE FRENCH STYLE FOR EVERYDAY LIVING

 

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