- Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 - 8pm
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Kitchen: Chris' Apartment
- Sous Chef: Chris
- Dining Companions: Emilee, Brian, and Soren
- Recipe Rating: A-
I am really liking this project so far. For one thing, it is great to be forced to constantly make and eat new foods. Old recipes are like old friends: comforting. But sometimes it is nice to branch out and meet some new foods! Plus, everyone has been so great about eating my experimental food. Tonight's dinner was all pretty good, but I know that even if it had been terrible, Emilee, Brian, Soren, and Chris would still have had fun and been understanding. It's also nice because in this setting people feel more comfortable giving their honest impressions of the food. After we ate tonight we went around the table and criticized the food. That is something that would never happen at a regular dinner party! It's great though -- this way I can really expand my understanding of the way other people think of food. I can also learn from their palates in addition to my own! I appreciate so much that everyone is willing to approach my project with the same openness that I have and be honest about their impressions. It would not be nearly as fun if I had to eat everything alone!
I'm tired. I think I will write about the dessert tomorrow...