Teacup Dinners!!!

This is seriously amazing. It is so unique! I was checking out Food & Wine magazine today and found a short article about it.By “it”, I mean the interesting way of serving delicious foods that J. Morgan Puett has introduced to society.

J. Morgan Puett gives dinner parties. And she does one memorable job of it. She calls it Creative Domesticating, making everything in the home an art. She doesn’t keep groceries in their originally packaging’s, but instead transfers them to pretty dishes and glassware. There are doilies under glass bottles or milk and juices, polished silver gravy bowls holding the grapes, and clear vintage dishes holding everything in between. She doesnt hide her dishes in a cabinet, but instead piles them up in uneven stacks that look like they might topple over. Her kitchen appears to be her artists studio. After all, isn’t that exactly what a kitchen is meant to be for the devoted chef?

J. Morgan is apparently known for her “Algorithm Dinners”. Her dinner guests write their names on index cards, then as a team they scramble the letters into ingredients on linen tea cloths to create dishes for a six course menu. Then they decide how to prepare and present each dish.

Her “Teacup Dinners” hold a three course meal. The heat from the soup in the bottom cup, keeps the dumplings under the cup on top warm. Since that cup is upside down, she puts a small appetizer in the little groove of it. Adorable!

To make it even better, she serves ON silverware! Instead of spreading out bowls of strawberries or butter or anything at all, she spreads out forks with strawberries already forked, and knives with butter on them ready to spread…

This whole idea is so cute it makes me sick. And so inspiring. J. Morgan Puett is one creative chef.





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The Plan

First off, Happy New Year everyone! I hope that as more of you start to read this, you also start to love it. Although this may not be the most original and fresh, it is original and fresh for me.

So, here is the plan:

I want to post recipes. Lots and lots of recipes. There are different restaurant recipes I would like to attempt… like Famous Daves Mac & Cheese. I would do more of a review with out that turns out homemade compared to right from the location.

There will be recipes from well known people.. like Alton Brown or Martha Stuart.

I would also like to post recipes I have tested that have been submitted by readers, friends, family… how they turn out, if/how I alter them to get a better result.

I want to make sure there are tips, tricks, suggestions, substitutions… whatever will make cooking, baking and the preparation and cleaning for before and after much easier.

I am hoping that I can make each recipe and what not a printable download. I know that for me, when I come to a blog with something useful in it, I hate to copy the text, slap it into an email, send it to myself and then print it. It would be nice for it to be printable already. So basically, the only posts you will see on the page are here in the “Home” section. If you go to “Desserts”, for example, you will see the name of the food posted as a clickable link, which will open up a handy, printable document for you. 🙂

Now, of course much of this might not be available right away. It takes some time to really build up information. But as things are posted, and read, it would be awesome of you to let me know you stopped by! Leave comments, suggestions, any feed back at all. If you think you might want to see how this blog turns out, then subscribe!

Here’s to a wonderful tasting new year!

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