Fast Track to Fine Dining
Welcome

Strawberry Glazed CheesecakeYou’re busy, you’re tired, but you want to entertain. You envision a home where people enjoy great food, inspiring conversation and lots of laughter, but there’s one small detail. You don’t cook. Sound familiar?

It does to me. As a Wall Street equity analyst, I found myself in this very situation, until one day, I decided enough was enough. I needed to learn how to cook. I wanted to have people over, both people I knew and people I wanted to get to know better. Hosting dinner parties seemed like the perfect solution.

So, in 2004, I walked to the bookstore to look for a book that would tell me exactly how to plan and prepare a multicourse dinner party. Basically, I was looking for an instruction manual that would tell me exactly what to do and when. I knew I could follow directions. I just needed the directions.

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Articles

Nov 13, 2010
A fitting dinner in Sussex - U.K.
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/106920003.html

Oct 9, 2010
Carve out time for jack-o'-lantern feast
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/104308554.html

Sep 11, 2010
Family, friends, food on fall Friday
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/102306294.html

Aug 7, 2010
Lively luncheon makes time for friends
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/99786089.html

July 10, 2010
Pregame meal delivers a big-time blast
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/97814319.html

June 12, 2010
It's a day to celebrate being with Dad
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/95811869.html

May 8, 2010
Teamwork is key part of get-tother
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/92709919.html

Apr 11, 2010
It's the Right Time to Spread Spears of Joy
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/89946347.html

Mar 14, 2010
Return to Roots: Seasonal Soup, Lamb on Holiday
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/86978922.html

Feb 14, 2010
Dinner Party Easy to Make in Advance
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/83827082.html

Dec 29, 2009
Celebrate the New Year and Beyond with Friends and Family
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/80220567.html

Reviews

The Kitchen Files: Reading Local (scroll down the page)
Edible Chicago
Winter 2010
http://www.ediblecommunities.com/chicago/winter-2010/the-kitchen-files-reading-local.htm

Fast Track to Fine Dining
WUWM Public Radio Interview
Nov 10, 2009
http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/le_sgmt.php?articleid=843&segment=c

New Local Cookbook is the Ultimate Fine Dining Guide
OnMilwaukee.com
March 18, 2009
http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articles/fasttrackfinedining.html

Anatomy of a Dinner Party
M, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine
Dec 17, 2008
http://www.gmtoday.com/content/m_magazine/2008/December/m_1208_p20.asp

Fresh Batch of Cookbooks Includes Some Local Flavor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec 9, 2008
http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/35807499.html

 








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