Around the Internet Kitchen: Schmoozefest


Around the Internet Kitchen: Schmoozefest

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One awesome thing about living in DC is that you occasionally get invited to a crazy event where you can witness, first hand, some professional schmoozing.

One of my friends got comped a few tickets to The National Italian American Anniversary Gala this weekend and she was nice enough to invite me along as a friend-date. (Don’t get any ideas people. She’s the one who actually introduced me to Betsy.)

Anyway, it’s sure to be a rip-roaring good time since Jimmy Kimmel is emceeing the deal. Apparently, Nancy Pelosi will be there along with other Italian American superheros. I’ll be brushing up on my Italian American history on Friday night by watching all three Godfathers AND Goodfellas. It’s gonna be awesome.

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m probably going to be a fairly horrible date. I don’t really follow politics so I won’t know if I run into someone I should be impressed by and I’m generally not the best schmoozer… especially when there is food and booze involved.

But, I’ll do my best! I’ll report back next week if anything memorable happens or if I snap any amazing paparazi-like photos with my phone. My goal for the night is to do just one thing: Pass health care reform. Or get drunk with Jimmy.

Now for a few links!

How to Cure Olives – I’ve always wanted to know how to do this and it turns out to be fairly simple as long as you don’t mind fiddling with a fairly potent chemical. Cool photo in the post also. (@ Ruhlman Blog)

Autumn Grilled Cheese – I’m a sucker for a good grilled cheese and this one definitely looks delicious. I love the soup that it’s served with also. (@ Blue Kitchen)

Persimmon Pudding – I always see persimmons in the store this time of year and frankly I’m sort of at a loss with what to do with the little things. This looks like a good idea to me! (@ Joy the Baker)

Sweet Potato Gnocchi – Two of my favorite things wrapped into one delicious dish? How did I not think of this?! I bet these little bundles are amazing. (@ Sassy Radish)

Have a good weekend everyone! If you come back next week and there aren’t any updates on Macheesmo, it’s because I’ve been appointed as an Ambassador to Italy over the weekend. Ya never know…

Photo by Healthserviceglasses.

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