I love to cook. Cooking is a wonderful way to shake off the stresses of the day and keep myself busy during the week-end. It’s also a chance to sip wine and listen to Beethoven – two of my favorite activities. More significantly, spending time in the kitchen allows me a chance to reminisce about the lovely people in my life who have helped me become a better cook, like Aimee, Sandy, Meera, Susan, Bev, and Lee – and that makes me happy. Recently, I read a NYT article about The Four Seasons restaurant, where I have had the good fortune to dine with Kiki, and was inspired to make their recipe, Chopped Lamb Steak with Pine Nuts. My version was probably not as refined as the restaurant’s but it was still quite tasty and I will certainly make it again.
Listen to Beethoven! This piece is, “Presto” from Piano Sonata No. 6 played by Jonathan Biss. Whatever your musical tastes, Beethoven will be a welcome addition to your library.