Next weekend I'm having people over (again) for an annual dinner party that combines two of my favorite holidays: St. Patrick's Day, the time-honored rite whereby Irish-Americans gather their loved ones together to stuff them senseless with beef and beer, and Pi Day, the observance of which involves eating pie and watching so-bad-they're-awesome movies. In my house, anyway.
Yesterday, while emailing with a friend about the menu, I felt excited but weirdly defiant. Like I was about to do something rebellious and risky, and never mind the consequences. Which of course, is pretty much what I'm planning to do as far as my non-diet diet goes: Nothing on the menu (which will include CB&C with soda bread, but also this, this, and this) is what you could call a diet superfood. In fact, a lot of it is a flat-out fat-and-salt A-bomb.
But I love to cook for company, and I love the food traditions of these holidays. In fact, the food is the whole point, the entire reason I'm having peopleRead More »from Dieter's Diary: Can a Dieter Throw a Dinner Party?