Mike and I had a baby in
early 2002 and we soon realized that our lives, as we knew them, were changed forever. One of the big changes has been our
newfound inability to experience nice dinners in upscale restaurants. We can try to manage local ethnic stuff (though usually
we can only eat in shifts, as one of us has to hold the baby or go out with her when she fusses) but upscale
restaurants? Forget it.
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Inspired by our current situation, and a couple of restaurant cookbooks I've gotten as gifts, I've decided to start a new
project of cooking food from great restaurants. This will mean stretching my culinary skills from the warm comfort of ethnic
kitchens, but hopefully it'll lead me both to learn more and eat a lot of great stuff. I am, of course, not abandoning my
project of cooking international foods alphabetically, rather this
will be a complimentary project that I will take on once every month or so. I will start by cooking the foods of restaurants
I have gone to and liked and maybe some day I'll be able to branch out to new restaurants.