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Cookstr’s Latin Lunch

May 17, 2010

Well, more than a bunch of weeks went by since our Thai potluck fête, and though we blew our intended timeline of one potluck lunch a month, we made up for it with our Latin-inspired lunch on Friday. And we had the pleasure of sharing it all with Eve Lynch, friend of Cookstr and one of our most delightfully engaged fans on Facebook. We were awfully happy to break bread with her.

Rachel made an insane Arroz con Pollo, starting with homemade sofrito, which she learned at home.

Sarah made a gorgeous salad with a doctored creamy avacadoey-cilantroey-limey dressing that basically became both a salad and a condiment for everything.

I played around with a black beans recipe, which has become a mainstay dinner in my not-in-the-slightest-bit-Latino home, and cooked up a pot of rice.

Abby made empanadas which were delicious, and the fact that she lost track of which were chicken and which were beef gave us all the perfect excuse to keep breaking them open and trying just one more.

Brad impressed us all with his Mexican Wedding Cookies. We might all marry him if he will bake these for the party.

So, next month is Greek-themed, which seemed like a good summer-y choice for June. Feta, lemon juice, olive oil, orzo, shrimp, lamb, oregano, phyllo, walnuts, tomatoes…we couldn’t help but notice that even as we were passing around platters of empanadas and beans we were already thinking and talking about our next meal.  I always used to think of this as a Jewish cultural trait, since it is practically an Olympic sport in my family, but as it turns out it’s quite multi-cultural, and now quite Coosktr-ey, too.

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  1. Eve permalink
    May 17, 2010 6:12 pm

    Thank you all for having me — that was the highlight of my trip to New York. Thanks for the yummy lunch and your camaraderie . . . Cookstr sure is a fun work environment and I was thrilled to meet you all.

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