|How 'bout them apples?|
Coincidentally, I read an article in the Times that Michael Pollen posted about 'The 36-Hour Dinner Party' hosted by a Bay Area chef couple. They built a communal oven in their backyard with the expressed purpose of bringing people together. The chefs and bakers yielded amazing meals from the hearth. Family and friends stopped by over the day and a half to support the effort as well as enjoy the food and company.
My favorite lesson that Pollen expressed was, "I’m ... impressed by the ease with which these cooks collaborate, how they can go back and forth from taking the lead on a dish to playing sous chef. These meals are a group endeavor, and everyone seems happy to share authorship." I built this blog in hopes that people will come together in the same manner to work toward a mutual goal.
I am pleased to announce that KCRW's Good Food has posted an article about our efforts.
Thanks to Chef Kleiman and Harriet Ells for spreading the word about The Plan.