I believe that people fall under two categoriesâ€¦
Those who eat cereal for dinner.
Those who do not.
I fall under the former. I craft suppers out of the sparsest of cabinets. If it is up to me, I am happy to scrounge up some small, homogeneous scraps to tide me over. Oatmeal, in my mind makes a fine dinner. Cheese and crackers is a feast. It doesn’t matter if it is hot or cold, animal, vegetable or mineralâ€¦I will eat it, and it will be dinner. Its not that I don’t like well prepared foodâ€¦it is just that it never seems worth it to prepare myself.
My husband on the other hand would never dream of eating something as paltry as cereal for dinner. He requires a well-crafted meal to sustain him. When he cooks there is always a soup courseâ€¦A SOUP COURSE! Unfortunately for him, he expects the same meal ethic when I am on dinner duty. As a result, we eat out a lot.
But help may have arrivedâ€¦
Thursday February 25 Cathy Erway will be reading and discussing her new book, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, at WORD (bookstore) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her blog, â€˜Not eating out in NY’ , is a fascinating mix of recipes, social commentary and broke-ass survival. All the recipes include cost breakdown per serving, â€˜brownie points’ which connote a foods’ overall health and â€˜green points’ which rate environmental impact. Amazingly, it puts mealtime into an economic, social, and personal context all at the same timeâ€¦and the food looks damn tasty too. By listening to Cathy and eating the â€˜treats’ that are promised at said FREE event, I am hoping to learn skills that will help me bridge my marital culinary riftâ€¦. and save money while doing it. I am hoping if I buy her book I too can craft economically responsible dinners made up of more than one ingredientâ€¦.just please don’t ask for a soup course.
Cathy Erway Reading with FREE Treats
126 Franklin St @ Milton St.