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My Death Row Meal 
Mar. 5, 2010 4:59 pm 
Updated: May 11, 2010 12:56 pm
Recently I've become well aquainted with the Travel Channel's Show "No Reservations." You know, the one where middle aged ex-chef Anthony Bordain travels the globe eating as many fuzzy little creatures- I mean meals- as possible. Not to say that his sarcastic sense of humor and unhealthy adoration of barbecue is unlike my own, but I would still concider the show something of an indulgence, like Legally Blonde or The Producers. Anyways, a frequently discussed topic on the show is one's death row meal; the last thing you would want to eat before being executed. At this point in the conversation, Tony's hands will tighten around their utensils ever so slightly as a maniacal smile drifts across his face. He'll mutter something to the extent of foie gras and bone marrow, down another cold one, and compliment the surrounding decor without paying much attention to his dinner partner's anxious looks.

The question itself intrigued me, and I decided to answer just for the heck of it. My first instinct was to go with all of my mom's original recipes, the kind of cholesterol-infused classics I will always associate with home. But then, I reminded myself, if I only had a few hours of life left in me, I wanted the biggest, most intense party my mouth had ever been invited to. I wanted my mouth to wake up the next morning in a hot tub of champagne, wondering "dude... where is my car?" It took quite a bit of consideration, but I've managed to assemble my dream menu below:

creamed chicken vol-au-vent

Tomato bisque with toasted pain de campagne for dipping

Sesame seaweed salad. I've only had it once in my life, prepared by the mother of a Korean friend living in hawaii. I'm actually afraid to try it at a restaurant because it might not be as incredibly delicious as my memory.

Beef Wellington (medium rare) with a side of roasted eggplant and sweet potato fries

Tiramisu ice cream cake

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I discovered this site one morning when I had been craving french toast and the family was not yet awake to help me out. Until that day I had never really known what french toast was made from. I don't think I've been this addicted to a site since my childhood Neopets obsession.
My favorite things to cook
desserts of course
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is a french catholic who married into an old jewish family. As such, our holiday meals always consist of matzah ball soup and buche de Noelle; a truly devine combination.
My cooking triumphs
- poaching an egg all by myself - receiving the most praise from anyone who prepared anything for this year's thanksgiving dinner (I made a lovely banana cake) - preparing lunch for the occupants of an abused women's shelter in my neighborhood
My cooking tragedies
Omitting the sugar and doubling the vanilla from a batch of sour cream pancakes. Never has an attempt at healthy cooking gone so utterly wrong.
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