22 Apr '11, 6pm

The Shareable Feast

The Shareable Feast

Cooking together is important . This is not some quick, forgettable meal. We usually get together on weekdays and the evenings involve everyone converging at the host's house around 5 or 6 p.m. People trickle in and open wine and start cooking, crowding the kitchen with gossip and updates and talking shop and politics. We eventually get around to the full meal at 8 or so – though depending on what we’re making, it could be much later, which is why appetizers are so very important. The location. We rotate houses, and there are pros and cons to each. Robin has a small kitchen, but his Berkeley hills house offers amazing sunset views of the San Francisco Bay. My house is close to public transportation, Bria’s has a large dining table in kitchen, and Nupur has a huge deck and backyard. I love that we’re comfortable in each others’ houses. We know who has vanilla in their cupbo...

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