Feasting 101, Step 3: Picking a Menu – Thanksgiving Edition

This year we’re exploring Thanksgiving as an immigrant holiday, in the broadest terms. We hoping to have the menu to reflect the people around the table and where they’ve come from (this could be in terms of heritage, family memories or even recent experiences).

Feasting 101, Step 2: Event Planning

These questions (along with your goals & limits in Step 1) help figure out the scale of the event and will have a big impact on how much work you have to do. But they’re also where the most creativity comes in, for me, so finding the answers can be really fun. Questions: Do you…

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…

Feasting 101: Introduction

I enjoy feeding people. Sometimes I like to see how many people I can feed at once and how many dishes I can provide. This is not the sort of thing I expect most people want to do – it gets a little crazy and takes a LOT of work. But even if you don’t…

Video Demo – How to Flour a Cake Pan

“Flouring” a cake pan is one of those cooking terms that sounds like someone doesn’t understand what’s a noun and what’s a verb. I think I’ve got it down now, though, and I have a few tips and a video demonstration in this post.