Happy Birthday to Me Menu

Birthdays make great excuses for feasting in my family. I have fun making menus for everyone else, but this one’s for me (and all the friends I’m looking forward to sharing it with).

Menu Planning: Italian American Birthday Feasts

No one in my family is the least bit Italian, but it seems this has become a traditional birthday feast choice around here. I didn’t realize how much so until I started writing this out. Italy, like India and many other countries with drastic climate differences and a very long history, has a wide variety…

Feasting 101, Step 1: Goals & Limits

As I said in my “Introduction” post, this should really be the easy part – but I’ll explain why I think you should have answers to all of these questions before you get any further with your feast plans, if you want to make your life easier. Questions: Who are you serving? What is your…