Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Menu

For several weeks, I have been eying (with trepidation) Judy Rodger’s perfect roast chicken with bread salad. Fortuitously, I received the famous San Francisco chef’s Zuni Café cookbook through the interlibrary loan just in time for Valentine’s Day. With timing like that, fate has chosen our dinner for us. (You can also find the recipe here). (Despite the intimidating several page-long recipe, I am determined to see if this bird is as good as it's rumored to be.

Also on the menu: a moist, dark Winning Hearts and Minds Chocolate Cake, as blogged and written about my Orangette, also known as Molly Wizenburg. This one is mostly chocolate and butter, so I went with the good stuff and procured some pure Irish butter and uber expensive but excellent Scharffen Berger 100% dark chocolate.

I hope that it's a recipe for romance. What's on your menu?


  1. You know, I knew I was going to be intimidated by this when I saw the heading. Sounds terrific.

    We're going with homemade Laotian egg rolls; the kids help mix and roll. Maybe some sticky rice.

  2. Great food choice, but also thumbs up on using interlibrary loan. English-majors of the world unite:)

  3. @Laramie: That sounds like fun, and delicious! I'm meeting a friend at Vientiane next week for my Laotian food fix.

  4. Dinner is a little unclear...probably Artichoke Chicken w/ pasta. But I definitely want to try this hazelnut tart recipe I recently stumbled upon.

    Your dinner, as usual, sounds fantastic!


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