Lamb with a Spoon and the recipe book my mom gave me when I left South Africa for the first time
I am busy cooking tonight's supper, for the editor of Edible Manhattans and Brooklyn (and happily also now our friend), Gabrielle Langholtz. She has never seen this little apartment. Oh boy.
Garlic Soup (this will be in my book, part of the December menu)
Blood orange, Cara Cara orange and fennel salad with pea shoots and mustard leaves from the roof
Lamb with a Spoon (my mom's recipe - seven hours of slow cooking) with wild cherry jelly
Roasted cold season broccoli
Crème caramel (also in the book - and also my mom's recipe)
To drink? An unwooded Oregon Viognier/Chenin blanc that I love - Pine Ridge; and a New Zealand Pinot Noir - Yealands. Plus a tall, cool carafe of water with lemon and terrace mint. Gabrielle is not a big drinker.
But we are!
Update - the verdict: I killed the broccoli. It steamed while I showered. Bad idea. Watch the broccoli.