Ode to Ina

Oh Ina, the things you've taught me:
  • orange tulips always perk up a bland table
  • just because the food is homemade doesn't mean your friends have more fun at your party
  • make something, fake something, assemble something
  • when in doubt, add more butter
  • a roasted chicken every Friday night can help your marriage last for 40 years
  • no one ever drinks only one cocktail
  • surround yourself with creative people
  • food looks best on white plates
  • learn a handful of classic recipes and then vary the ingredients to expand your culinary repertoire
  • yes, more butter

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