Category: Cooking for Others

Cooking for Others, Dinner Party, How To

How to Host a Biergarten Party

Mini Potato Pancakes with Chive Sour Cream • Bite-Sized Zucchini Cakes with Chive Sour Cream • Cheese Plate • Hot Pretzels • Honey Mustard • Bratwurst, Weisswurst & Chicken Bratwurst • Vegetarian Sausages • Mustard • Simple German Potato Salad • Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw • Tomatoes & Cucumber Wedges • Vegan Black Forest Cakes • Hot Fudge Sauce • Vanilla Ice Cream • Dairy-Free Chocolate Sorbet

Cooking for Others

Asparagus Chipotle Quesadillas

The other Tuesday night I did the thing where I invited friends over before thinking about what I would serve them for dinner. Four and a half years after moving to Brooklyn when everyone I knew lived in Manhattan, and a year after I wrote about these Brie and Red Pepper Crostini as bites I […]

Cooking for Others

Asparagus in a Phyllo Blanket with Brie and Thyme

We were talking again about Brussels sprouts recently, their transformation from weak-kneed punishment vegetable to coveted gourmet side. How did it happen? The answer, I argued, is roasting. Even if you like steamed asparagus (unlike steamed sprouts), you’ll love asparagus that’s been roasted like sprouts. Oil, high heat, and salt turn almost any vegetable into […]

Cooking for Others

Lamejun, an Armenian Pizza

Yesterday, my sister Kate texted me to say she had made kibbeh for Lebanese Easter. Kibbeh is one of the dishes I’ve come across in my research on Middle Eastern cuisine, and it’s on my to-make list. But Kate lives in Arkansas, and she’s neither Lebanese nor Christian. Apparently, she’s on her own Middle Eastern […]