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The Banquet Years

November 16, 2004

Guess what we did last summer… we had a banquet!
Maybe because my last entry looked so pitiful, the colourful cakes and the leaden November sky. I thought it was high time to upload some images from this summer’s culinary activities - and not just to some dank place in the culiblog archives.

As a community we ate off two, 8 metre long rolls of homemade pasta lasagna, into which sage and beet leaves had been pressed (see composite photo above) and when we were done, we rolled up the entire table.

Click for the slideshow here. The images in it are all photographs by Kristine Malden, a friend who thankfully was our guest that August evening.

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  1. wow this looks like heaven! you should read a great book some day on the avant garde banquets in pre World War Paris. More here:

    Comment by David Barrie — February 16, 2008 @ 9:52

  2. Rager Shattuck’s book is one of my favourites. Thanks though.

    Comment by debra — February 16, 2008 @ 14:25

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