Thoroughly Baseless Delectation.

Sometimes I feel so lucky, so decadent, closed-eyes and savoring every moment. Every bite, every sip, every hug, every debate. That it happens at all is a gift. That it happens often is a blessing. We must remember these times.

Gouda Amsterdam Reserve…
Ubriaco Prosecco Goat…
Organic Parmesano Reggiano…
Black Peppercorn Romano Sheep.

Talley Arroyo Grande Chardonnay 2004…
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2004…
Tandem Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir 2004…
Laetitia Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir 2003…
Brogan Russian River Mojo Cuvée Zinfandel 2004…
Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Cuvée (Cabernet) 2003.

Kumamoto oysters with house-made red wine-vinegar mingonette…
Crab three ways: crab garlic toasts, crab and avocado salad, crab empinaditas…
Fennel, cherry, and pistachio salad with rosewater fennel dressing…
Slow-cooked beef papardelle with oil-cured olives…
Fourless chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet and blackberries.




Trying to convince lady_in_satin to get her culinary journal together. There needs to be a repository for things like this, to be sure. What was slated as inbody‘s birthday dinner quickly became a wonderful present for all of us.














As a child, I always dreamed of being an adult, and liking adult things. How ironically humorous that my enjoyment of these iconic comforts is so puerilely visceral, with us all soaking up everything with childlike curiosity and self-appeasement – at the same time watching for smiles creeping up the faces of the others. It’s not a matter of having good taste, but loving the taste of the things around us. Judging and weighing, sampling and considering. It’s about having choices and abilities. Has there ever not been a wave of optimism when confronted with a brand new box of mixed chocolates? The possibilities seem limitless…

11 Responses to “Thoroughly Baseless Delectation.”

  1. kid_lit_fan Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Yum! And YAY! And other childlike exclamations. On the adult tip, how beautifully you described everything. Thank you.

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Nono, thank you. Now go spoil yourself like this; you've deserved it.

  3. inbody Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    One of the many reasons you'll always be welcome at these events is your sincere appreciation of the experience and how thoughtful the articulation of it.

  4. FunkyPlaid Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Wow. How wonderful!
    Man, my life is just so much better with your family in it.

  5. podle Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Ahhhh a prose and picture love poem to food, wine and friends. What could be better?

  6. FunkyPlaid Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:51 am

    How 'bout another realreal soon?

  7. hermiston Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Jealous, but happy for you.

  8. FunkyPlaid Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:44 am

    And just how many more of these will we have together? More than we can count, just ahead!
    And you were missed, and talked about.

  9. lady_in_satin Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    I did it!
    I just created a food blog.
    I plan on posting at least once a week (unless music activities preclude it) including recipes, step-by-step "how-to's", and my thoughts are all things gustatory.
    Thanks for the gentle nudge!

  10. FunkyPlaid Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Re: I did it!
    YAY! I'm so pleased to hear this, and even more pleased that I get to be a test subject for many of the entries!
    You know I'll be your most loyal reader and commenter…

  11. eskimolimon Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 11:13 pm


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