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Episode #14 assignments & theme.

9 Mar

Theme nominations have been trickling in.  We’re going to have a quick poll, and we’ve already drawn straws for courses — all we need is a theme.  Here is the cast and the courses:

  • 6pm: Prep-time snacks & cocktail: FrancineO
  • 7pm: Appetizer: NinaG
  • 7:30pm: Soup: Reid
  • 8pm: 1st Main: RichardM
  • 8:30pm: 2nd Main: JDavid
  • 9pm: Small dish or salad: Alicia
  • 9:30pm: 3rd Main : LisaS
  • 10pm: Desert: BrianH

And here’s the poll:

We’ll announce the winning theme monday.

Off and rolling…..right into spring.

21 Feb

We thought we’d celebrate spring with a March 16th FMC. Once we have a group of eight we will vote on the theme.

Episode #13 Assignments

5 Feb

We’ve got a big crowd for this one, so we’re going to have some teaming up.  If anyone wants to switch or co-ordinate courses, make the arrangements and post your intentions in the comments.  Also, post here if anyone has food allergies, or phobias, or things you don’t eat.

  • 6pm: Prep-time snacks & cocktail: Rod
  • 7pm: Appetizer: JDavid
  • 7:30pm: Soup: Courtney
  • 8pm: 1st Main + Side: Suzanne & Kent
  • 8:30pm  Small dish or salad: Hilary
  • 9pm: 2nd Main + Side: Valeria & Ken
  • 10pm: Desert: Francine

In addition, we have two guests from out-of-town, one from France, and one from Italy.  They will each be responsible for an amuse bouche (or beverage) to be presented whenever they like, between the above courses.

Dishes for this 13th episode of the FMC should be somehow reference or be inspired by superstition, rituals, etc.  How you interpret that is limited only by your imagination.  Plan on small portions, even for the main courses, and remember — the courses (except for the amuses) are served with a paired beverage.  There may be some surprise guests, so plan on being able to serve 12 portions.  We’re going to have a lot of plates and glasses to flip between courses, so anyone not cooking, be sure to help out with the service.  Any questions about what to expect, check out this post, or prior episodes.  The equipment list has been updated, too.  See you all in a couple weeks!

Episode #13 theme poll

30 Jan

Here are the nominations so far… if you are attending and haven’t nominated a theme, you’re still welcome to; comment below and I’ll add it.

Anyone in the FMC is entitled to vote, and you can vote for more than one theme.  We’ll cook the theme with the most votes.  Vote early, vote often.

Finally, we’re back!!

28 Jan

For whatever reason it’s been a busy season since our last post and we are indeed still a bit behind in our updates of past events.  In order not to delay any longer we’ve decided to put out an event for February 16th.  You know the routine.  Lets round up a cast of characters and banter about a theme.

Looking forward to renewing the FMC in 2013.

Francine

Tar Beach

22 Jul

Thanks to everyone for a spectacular evening. The food was amazing, the portion sizes right on, and your company most enjoyable. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Welcome to summer

30 Jun

Hello Feed Me Collective.  It’s been a while, and frankly, we’re getting hungry.  It’s almost July, and people have either scattered to the Hamptons, or are quagmired in The City.  We’ve been traveling some, but are hunkered down now for the duration.  Delerious from the heat, we’re brainstorming an upcoming FMC event… stay tuned.

In other news, The FMC has invested in an intriguing Kickstarter project that promises to bring sous vide to the masses.  Well, to those with limited kitchen acreage, anyway.  The idea is the Nomiku, and we’ve slapped down 3 Benjamins to reserve a unit from the first production run.  Delivery is slated for December… right in time for next season.

And yes:  We have been remiss is posting the Color Theory dinner photos and menu.  A quick update, Richard M’s sabbatical book project should have been submitted, from what I’ve heard it’s awesome, and we will all be famous when it’s published.

 

Hey there —

8 Apr

In the event that any FMC members don’t have anything better to do today, you’re welcome to swing by the ADVentureLoft™ for egg painting and easter brunch.

Yea, it's spring!

As you can imagine, we take both quite seriously.

Artists at work

No one goes home hungry 😉

That's paleo, man.

Anytime after 11a – until, well, whenever.

Announcing Episode #11: 3/10/12 “Color Theory”

21 Feb

Sign-up is open for the next event.  Comment below to confirm — we have four confirmed, and 4 more seats open for this one. We’ll convene Saturday evening, March 10, 2012.  The usual times: prep 5-7pm, etc.

For this dinner, by executive decree, we will forgo the usual polling process to choose the theme.  At the special request of RichardM, the FMC will be participating in a visual arts project involving color theory.   Participants will be randomly assigned one of the following for inspiration of their paired course:

  • complementary contrast: red/green; blue/orange; yellow/violet  (will provide list of complementary colors)
  • contrast of light and dark: one color in its purest form, along with tints (lighter variations) and shades (darker variations) of the color
  • contrast of temperature: colors associated with warm and cool sensations
  • triadic color chord: red/yellow/blue  (primary colors)
  • triadic color chord: green/orange/violet  (secondary colors)
  • illusion of transparency  (additive/subtractive color)
  • make one color look like two  (one color changes in appearance on 2 different background colors)
  • make two colors look alike  (two different colors appear to look the same on 2 different background colors)

Photographic (non-food) examples of the above concepts will be provided in a subsequent post.  The event will be documented for a project that Richard is working on — I’ll let him comment more on that.

Also, Francine has been updating the description of Episode #9 – World Peace, thank you all for your contributions of text!  Episode #10 The Oscar’s write up may coincide with the actual Oscars if we’re lucky.

2/11/12 Episode #10 Theme voting

18 Jan

Remember, themes are nominated by event participants, but ALL FMC members can vote.  Vote early, vote often.  You can vote for more than one theme.

Poll closes Jan 27th, or earlier if there’s a clear winner.

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