I think I have always been meant to entertain.
At four . . .
I worried my parents half to death by sneaking out to host a tea party with the neighborhood kids.
At fourteen . . .
I started throwing my annual holiday cocktail party. (There weren’t cocktails back then, but there was a lot of home cooked food)
At eighteen . . .
I made fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies for dorm gatherings on my George Forman baking pan.
And at twenty-one . . .
I orchestrated Italian dinners for thirty to forty every other week with fresh pasta and handmade gnocchi.
Many people cook more when they get their first apartment.
This was true for me at first; I loved spending the afternoon in my sun-filled kitchen. I made ravioli from scratch and serving intimate dinners to friends.
As happens to many of us, life took over. I started doing professional theater and my evenings were no longer my own. Those small dinners with friends were non-existant and even finding time to cook for myself was increasingly difficult.
Preparing my own food, knowing where the food I eat has come from and what is in it, is deeply important to me. This blog is my constant reminder in that quest.
I hope it can inspire you to share the joy of cooking and eating at home with the people in your life as well.
gabi at 30minutedinnerparty dot com