Since I am such a food lover but can’t cook to save my life, I asked my friend Sam, who has mad skillz in the kitchen, if she might be interested in starting a weekly dinner party where she teaches me to cook all of her favorite foods and the rest of our friends get to reap the rewards. The answer was a hearty yes, thank god, because it’s high time I learned to use my oven and get all domestificated.
The only thing I asked Sam was that she teach me how to cook a full meal from start to finish: appetizer, entrée, and dessert. In exchange, I did what I do best: provide the libations.
Tonight’s dinner consisted of caprese crostinis, speck (german form of prosciutto to honor Sam’s roots) wrapped asparagus, poached salmon, filet mignon, and apple strudel. Everything turned out utterly delicioso, despite the fact that I don’t own a microwave.
Thanks again, Sam! There’s hope for me yet.