"And above all, friends should possess the rare gift of sitting. They should be able, no, eager, to sit for hours - three, four, six - over meal of soup and wine and cheese, as well as 20 fabulous courses. Then, with good friends of such attributes, and good food on the board, and good wine in the pitcher, we may well ask, When shall we live if not now?"
At Molly's grandparents' little house in Maine, dinner always begins with cocktails, and cocktails are always poured at 5 o'clock sharp. When the flurry of food preparation is through, dinner is baking in the oven and the table is set, her grandparents sit down together to enjoy a little peace, quiet and that final gin and tonic of the evening. When you hear them say "One and Supp?" it simply means, do we have time for one more cocktail before supper?
In our Brooklyn home, this tradition of food, drink, creation, and communion continues and this blog serves to document our home cooking and the care that goes into making such daily celebrations.
-Molly & David