What and How?

Okay, we might not be answering ALL of those questions just yet.  But we both read “Julie and Julia”.  Maybe you did too, or saw the movie, or both.  524 recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days.  Cute book, great idea and premise.  But we both have kids, and finicky kids at that.  And budgets.  And limited time in the evenings.  And weight issues.  All that food, butter, fat, calories, pricey ingredients.  Just not the kind of challenge either of us is up for.  We both have a lot of stress in our lives for different reasons, but one of many things we have in common is that we like to relax in the evenings with a cocktail whenever possible.  So it seemed like a fun idea (after a few such cocktails in the company of each other, a rare event these days as we live in different cities and can’t afford to travel) to start our own blog … not about cooking.  But about cocktails.  In particular, a dedication to our favorite, the martini.  But as far as either of us could tell, there is no “Bible” as it were, of “Mastering the Art of French Martinis”.  Or any from any other nation, for that matter.  So we first needed to choose our source of inspiration …

Which book to choose?  “The Martini Book”?  201 Ways to Mix the Perfect American Cocktail.  Hmmm.  A nice number.  201 martinis in … how many days?

“Martini Madness”?  380 Recipes to Tempt Your Taste Buds.  Could be a bit much.  Not sure I’m up for rum and whiskey martinis, seems rather sacrilegious for them not to be gin or vodka, other than the odd variant.

“The Little Black Book of Martinis”?  More than 80 recipes.  Hmm.  Wussy to have less than 100, I think.


~ by rachelroust on October 20, 2009.

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