Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Launch!

On Monday, September 27, 2010, we held a book-launching dinner/party at our house to celebrate the publication of Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels. We cooked up a storm, of course, picking recipes from different movies that we feature in the book. Here are some photos of the dishes we served.

Turtle Soup from "Babette's Feast":

Sa Lach Dia with Lime and Crushed Peanut Vinaigrette from "What's Cooking?":

Dixie Biscuits and Homemade Peach Jam from "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored":
Chef Rusty ensures that there's enough for everyone:

Champandongo from "Like Water for Chocolate":
Coca-Cola Basted Ham from "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored":
Southern String Beans from "Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored":
Poached Salmon in a Light Basil Sauce with Butternut Squash Latkes from "Mostly Martha":
Candied Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Marshmallowettes from "What's Cooking?":
Codornices en Petalos de Rosas from "Like Water for Chocolate":
Bool Kogi from "Tampopo":

Our guests were not shy!

Carved Watermelon Fruit Basket from "What's Cooking?":

Chef Rusty delivering dessert:
Carrot Cake from "Gosford Park":
They could hardly wait for the sweet course:
Lined up for dessert:
Blueberry Pie with Latticed Crust from "What's Cooking?":
There's always room for ... blueberry pie!
Tired but happy chefs Rusty and Anthony:
Here's to great reviews and brisk sales!