Why an online kitchen?
Much of what you see here stemmed out of a project from a few
years ago.... My brother David had been calling me and asking
me for cooking hints, recipes, and always chose a new recipe to
learn when he was visiting. I set out to make a cookbook for him
that included basic recipes like stock and mashed potatoes as
well as some of my favorites. (With only the tiniest intention
of helping him impress chicks, mind you.) In the end, i made one
for him and one for my house, and after that a few more for other
various friends. When a recipe becomes "tried and true" in our
house, it gets entered into our house copy. Every once in a while
i get ambitious and enter all the new recipes into the template
form and send printouts to the other "copies" of my cookbook.
I'm really very fond of my cookbook being a real, bound book,
but the number of people who ask for recipes grows faster than
i make them - so here you are.
As i put up recipes, i started including other foodie links, menus
of meals i've made, and bibliographical information. Hence, the
change from cookbook to kitchen.
Friends are always asking me for restaurant advice; one of these
days i'll get around to putting up some reviews in that section.
And many, many thanks to jane, who graciously allowed me to snarf and adapt much of her site-design
and helped out with technical issues.
Here's to a good meal at home with a splendid glass of wine. Enjoy
What might be new? - check out the release notes.
last updated 1 January 2002.