Er, yeah, ok. Hai guyz. Been awhile, hasn’t it? Like John Lennon said, life is what happens when you’re busy making blogging plans. But I’m back now.
Part of the reason I’m back is that I’m going to start a new Doctor Who related project, and I figured this humble blog was the best place to document it all. And the project is…. making, eating, and documenting recipes from The Doctor Who Cookbook. No, not that “unofficial” one you can get through Amazon, ThinkGeek, etc. This version came out in 1985, and is totally legit. Doctor Who production manager Gary Downie compiled recipes gathered from all sorts of people related to the show– actors, writers, behind-the-scenes people, even two fan clubs– and added his own comments about the dishes. These comments usually describe how yummy the dish is, but also includes usually what to serve with it (including suggested wines). I plan on creating a menu that will include at least two dishes from the book and cook it up on a monthly basis. My husband will be the usual hapless victim, but I’m also going to invite local fans/friends to come join in the fun.
January’s menu has been set: Turlough’s Rolls (which is an interesting beef/ham/stuff roll-up) with salad, green beans, garlic bread, and Warm Fruit Salad (from Sarah Hellings, who directed “Mark of the Rani”).(Mark Strickson provided the Turlough’s Rolls recipe, no big surprise there.)
Ok, so why this cooking thing? To challenge myself, mostly. Also, I enjoy all the blogs where people recreate mid-century recipes, so I thought I would put my own twist on it. I like the thought of including others in the eating/commenting because one of my goals for the year is to do more things with people I genuinely like in situations that don’t involve convention planning or book writing.
I have started a Facebook group for discussions, announcements, etc. Join if you’re interested. First meal will be served up on the 30th. I will do some posts re prep etc. in the days before.