i mentioned japanese night when i was talking about porch day.
that was fun – it happened for approximately 10 weeks on tuesday nights. david and i bought food from the asian grocery store in… either metairie or kenner… i think it was in metairie. we cooked food from the vegetarian table – japan, because at that time david, mina, and lynne were vegetarians. (that summer, however mina broke the seal by craving chicken marsala when michele was in town, and they ate chicken. i think david started eating meat again too, but can’t be sure). we got $5 from everyone and ate at the coffee table that used to be an OLD barnes and noble bench sitting on pillows from the yellow corduroy couch. we made dashi, we made miso soup, we made tempura, we mde shiitake and enoki mushroom soup..
we were adventurous (and tempura for the uninitiated is SO messy). neither mina nor i liked the okra and crispy noodles in tofu sesame dressing. i personally don’t like okra or almost dying while eating. that night we also tried to watch rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead but i fell asleep because of the obscene amounts of benadryl i had taken.
and i had totally forgotten, it was always a game of “NOT IT!” for who had to wash the daikon. sucker. (thanks mina – sometimes i need some remembering help)
i still have the cookbook, but like all my cookbooks, it’s in bad shape from the flooding apartment incidents i’ve had in denver.
dang it, i’m going to whole foods for some freakin’ sushi for lunch.