I'm sure you've heard the question, "If you were able to eat dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would you invite?" Responses vary across the board with presidents, musicians and actors, comedians, great thinkers, and deceased relatives usually topping the list.
It's a question I've never bothered to answer myself... that is, until I roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. This recipe was on Dorie Greenspan's blog, IN THE KITCHEN AND ON THE ROAD WITH DORIE GREENSPAN. Whenever I visit Dorie's blog, I always seem to find something there that sounds too good to pass up; French Yeast-Raised Waffles -- case in point. The sheer simplicity of the Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto was reason enough to make them. And while I was wrapping the asparagus with the prosciutto, I was thinking about Dorie. I have liked her ever since I saw a photo of her in a magazine many years ago (the photo now tops the homepage of her blog), where she was reaching for something while standing on a stool in her NYC kitchen. I will never tire of that picture, filled with the tools and implements of a baker (she has 2 Kitchen-Aid mixers!). Plus, she has short hair and great eye glasses (...and who does that remind you of ;-)
But when I really became aware of Dorie Greenspan was when she collaborated with Julia Child (and 36 professional bakers) in the writing of Baking with Julia. If I only had room for one cookbook in my kitchen library, this would be it.
I am also envious of Dorie (and yes, envy is not a character trait I'm proud of). She often writes about Paris, where she owns an apartment and lives part-time. That is something I have always dreamed of doing. But in the meantime, having dinner with Dorie (in Paris, maybe?) would suffice. I would have a lot of questions for her... And the other two I'd invite? They would be two people I consider friends now, the result of having my blog -- Stacey Snacks and Tom at Tall Clover Farm. I think it would be a lovely, lively, and tasty dinner, for sure!
Get the recipe for Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto HERE
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