Category: Entertaining

December 12, 2018 /
September 18, 2018 /

She arrived somewhat out of breath, dressed entirely in darkest blue, looking pale but even more incandescent than before. A crowd of bobbysox autograph-hunters had run after her on her way to my hotel, and they were cruel and ruthless and upset her very much. But now she would enjoy…

December 11, 2017 /
November 16, 2017 /
February 4, 2016 /

Butter lettuce, pickled shallots, pistachios, and cherry tomato salad Parisian pot roast, or Daube, or Étouffée, anyway it involves a chuck roast or a brisket and a lot of braising A crusty baguette A champagne coupe filled with berries and a splash of liquor – Chantilly creme optional Salad: the…

November 24, 2015 /
November 22, 2015 /

  Marlene Dietrich’s Zabaglione “Mix three yolks of eggs with three tablespoons of sugar until the mixture is creamy and whitish. Then add a bit more than half a cup of Marsala wine. Mix. In a double boiler beat the mixture with an eggbeater till it rises. Do not boil…

July 3, 2015 /

Sliced avocado, arugula, slivers of red onion, segments of orange, luscious green olives, sea salt, black pepper, fennel seeds, lemon juice, olive oil… Salad. “I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public — talent in privacy.”

July 3, 2015 /
April 9, 2015 /