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Leena Cooks NYE 2007 (repost)

By on Dec 31, 2010 in Holidays, Leena Cooks | 4 comments

***I am busy getting ready for my I’m-pregnant-and-can-only-watch-movies-and-eat NYE party with my husband. SO I thought you would enjoy this post from my first NYE dinner party, when I actually had a social life. And yes, it allows me to be lazy and repost, which is awesome. *********** Happy belated New Years from some fish that were very tasty! There is always so much pressure for New Years Eve. You have to go out, have to get trashed, have to have a memorable night so everyone admires you and thinks, gee, (name inserted here) sure has their life together. After all, they had a great NYE!! This year, my needs were simple: not to spend a lot of money and have heaps of food, heaps of drinks, heaps of friends. A small dinner party, with costs shared by equally poor mates, was the plan for the night. I also wanted us all to dress up so we could pretend we were grown up, and then...

Amuse bouche: Alcoholic Whipped Cream Latest College Craze

By on Dec 30, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

The FDA is worried about a new food that many accidentally get college students (or anyone) drunk–Whipped Lightening, alcohol-infused whipped cream. They claim that people who have a an alcoholic drink topped with the alcohol whipped cream may get more drunk than they intended. Or have a better New Years Eve than planned. Source: November 29, 2010 Slate article *********************************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: Should bartenders get hazard pay?

By on Dec 30, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

A report in The NY Times reveal that the recent popularities of cocktails has turned the job of a bartender into one as physically exhausting as throwing a football. Do you think bartenders in large cities should get hazard pay if their job is physically demanding? Source: December 3, 2010 Slate article *************************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Leena Eats: Woodhouse Fish Company–Crabs you can be proud of!

By on Dec 29, 2010 in California, Food Porn, Leena Eats, San Francisco, Seafood | 0 comments

Friends were in town and craving seafood, and it was late November–the start of the local crab season, so we headed to Woodhouse Fish Company in San Francisco to get our hands on some (affordable) delicious local crab. Heaps of crab porn after the click. We were incredibly happy with our experience at Woodhouse Fish Company. Service was quick and friendly, the prices were incredibly reasonable for local seafood, and everything we had was delicious. I will definitely be coming back! ~LTG! ************************************ Woodhouse Fish Company 2073 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 437-2722 Their website

Amuse bouche: Fruitcake’s Nutty History

By on Dec 28, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

18th century Europeans would eat fruicake around the winter solstice to mark the annual nut harvest. Source: Fruitcake Forensics, p 24 December 2010 Saveur *************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!