Sunday--June 24, 2012
I love findings entries such as the following in my journal. A prototypical scenario one might find if they burrowed their way into one of my fantasies, or peeked in my journal.
Monday--March 8, 2010
Today I looked in three cookbooks before finding Amanda Hesser's recipe in The Cook and the Gardener, pages 372-373. I'd forgotten how much I adored this book. She used crushed coriander seeds in her recipe, something I'd never done. Also, I just love the way Amanda Hesser writes about food. She has a way of combining smug with charming. Oh how I'd like to sit in her kitchen and share a bottle of wine and some casual conversation with her. I imagine her husband has scooped up their kids and gone to visit some relative. It's just us girls, in jeans and t-shirts. There are glasses of wine, olives, and toasted nuts. No cooking, just talking. We get a bit tipsy, laugh like hyenas, and I take a cab back to my hotel. I fall asleep watching an ancient episode of That Girl that has somehow shown up on cable.