[Sca-cooks] newbee cook attempting feast for the first time indecember

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jun 8 14:31:57 PDT 2009

> I have also found that if soup is served as a first course people think
> you
> are just trying to fill them up so they don't eat as much of "the good
> stuff" even if the soup is very yummy.   So, not as much of the soup gets
> eaten.

If the goal is to curb the appetite, place a sweet dish on the table to
start the meal.  Of course, one always has the problem of someone like Duke 
Lloyd von Aker, who can put away sweets for 16, then eat for two or three of 
everything else.

> And bread - people will eat as much bread as you put in front of them
> regardless of whatever else is coming along (except for the gluten free
> people!!).  Even if you try to limit the bread they'll ask for more.
> -Shoshanna

Which is why I usually plan for 4 oz. of bread per person in at least two 
courses and normally make an extra half dozen loaves of each type of bread 
for a reserve.  The nice thing about bread is left over loaves are easy to 
give away.


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