Also in the kitchen bookcase is my old, retro, file box with alphabet tabs for recipes and a random collection of cards and a few menus from restaurants where I've eaten.
|Among the cards, I found this, from a restaurant where we held|
a reunion with former Fulbright Fellows in 1996.
Our next reunion is now in the planning stages.
I admit that I've never kept very careful tasting notes when it comes to restaurant food, and there's really almost no information added by hand to the restaurant cards. I sometimes added a date when I was really being systematic; very rarely I noted what we ate.
A few more examples from the hundreds of items in my cherished file box:
|Recipe cards for Spicy Mexican Cornbread and my absolute favorite Butterscotch Bars.|
Although I've entered all the recipes into my computer files, I still use the cards occasionally.
|Left: old notes for Daube de Cotignac, a recipe by my friend Michelle who had a house near the town in southern France.|
Right: one of several information cards from our local supermarket in Paris explaining unusual fruits and vegetables.
|A few of the many restaurant cards from our visits to France. Some of these establishments are still in business; many aren't.|
|A selection from the many cards from restaurants in California, Hawaii, and other Western states.|
I also have cards from many other European countries, from Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and other US states.
|My newest card documents our take-out|
pupusas and tamales in Fairfax Saturday.
|And one new kitchen item: this magnet from the|
Cherry Blossom Festival that I attended last weekend.