i am so happy to be alive
that is the potent truth
to eat, to work, to love, to rest, to sleep.
to talk, to whisper, to shout
"i am alive"
therefore, i cook with extreme gusto
consume in gratitude
and love with all my heart.
tonight we are simulating a dish i ate with my friend
at a place simply called "the grill", in NOHO
chicken picatta with japanese noodles
on the side is cornbread and my homemade applesauce. this is easy: peel the apples, cut them up and boil them in water with a little cinnamon and honey until the liquid is reduced. don't throw away any water; just don't put too much in. it's not potatoes.
where's my fresh baked bread… i only know how to make corn bread or muffins. but i am about to venture into the science of bread baking.