May 1st, 2010

What to Bring

We cannot think of any housewares or standard starting-out items we’re in need of – after five years together we have acquired, accumulated and acquiesced to many modern standards of domesticity.

But we always love having a good party!  And, as variety is the spice of life, we invite you to bring and break some varying breads with us.  We love potlucks and picnics, new recipes and new culinary discoveries of all kinds – we would love to learn your favorites.

But what constitutes the Perfect Picnic? Some sandwiches you throw together or grab and go? An elegant plate of poached salmon accompanied by a fruit and cheese platter? A couple of dogs on a grill? Each of these menus has its charms, but it doesn’t get any better than the outdoor dining menu devised by Omar Khayyam in his 12th century The Rubaiyat.”

“A book of verse beneath the bough,
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!”
Omar Khayyamin his 12th century Rubaiyat[6]

If you’d enjoy contributing to the diversity of dinner, please bring a dish to share and we will feast fantastic!   Quiche, fuilette or sushi treat…perhaps you’re not a culinary master but have a favorite cheese, fruit, bread or roast beast.  Bring a snack or intoxicating beverage and we will all sample broadly!

We’ve got sweets covered: we’ll have more wedding cake than we’ll be able to eat in a month!  Of course, songs to sing, poems to read, dances to dance – we look forward to sharing foods for the belly and soul with you.