I've been lurking on SE for a couple of years now, but rarely post. First off, I'd like to thank you all for the wonderful tips and ideas. SE, its contributors and the frequent posters have all helped me become a far better cook than I (or my husband) could have imagined
On to business...
In July, I would like to host a "flavor tripping" party for my birthday. I am trying to decide whether to buy the miracle fruit tablets or actual berries. Either way, I plan to test the effects well before the actual event. I just wanted to know if anyone has any experience with miracle fruit, good or bad. Thanks in advance!
Hi everyone! I've been an avid SE reader for a couple of years, but this is my first post
For my husbands birthday, we have booked a swanky hotel room in Detroit (hey, we live 15 min. away) and are hosting a poker party for about 18 people.
I would greatly appreciate any input given on menu, drinks, decor and entertainment other than poker (the hotel is in a casino, so there is always that...)
*Being held the 16th of March, in the evening
*750 sq foot suite with microwave, some counter space and small refrigerator
*18 guests, most between the ages of 27 and 35, most work the kitchen in a pretty high end restaurant (yay foodies!)
*I would like to serve finger foods that can be kept at room temp for several hours, 1 or 2 heated or chilled dishes would be ok
*I would like to serve one type of cocktail. Most of the guests-including my husband-have no love for the martini
*I would like to be able to prepare the food at home and deliver it to the party, which means I need to be able to make it ahead of time, pref. the night before.
I'll be happy to provide more detail if it is needed!
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions
Some spices and spice blends have grown to such prominence that it's hard not to associate them with a country's cuisine. To use garam masala is to cook, on some level, Indian. The same for five spice powder and Chinese food. And the same for Old Bay. To eat Old Bay is to eat American.