Nero Wolfe/1930's Dinner Party
A colleague of mine from Boston is moving down here (NC). I know she is a huge Nero Wolfe fan. I'd like to throw a Nero Wolfe dinner party (think 1930's dining) for about 8 of us. A dinner and an episode from the TV series from a few years back.
1. Has anyone tried the Nero Wolfe cookbook? How were the results?
2. Aside from NW, any other suggested recipes/sources?
Thanks in advance.
I got the NW Cookbook as a gift from my partner a few years ago. My favorite recipe is an avocado dessert, serves 6:
3 large ripe avocados
1 c sugar
4 T lime juice
2 T green chartreuse
½ c heavy cream
6 slices lemon
Chill the avocados. Cut them in half, removing the pulp and reserving the skins, taking care not to tear them. To the pulp, add the sugar, lime juice, and chartreuse. Using a hand mixer, whip all the ingredients to a smooth consistency. Return the mixture to the skins.
The official recipe includes whipped cream and a lemon slice garnish. I don't, and I use less sugar and more lime and chartreuse. It's yummy and special. Buy the book if you can find it; it's worth it.
Joanestb (or anyone who reads this),
PLEASE HELP!!! I bought the Nero Wolfe cookbook years ago but it is in storage back in the States and I am overseas at the moment. I am desperate to get the ingredients for the veal cutlets. I am throwing a dinner party Oon Wednesday and wanted to serve this dish as it is one of my favorites. I know how to prepare, just can't remember the exact ingredients and measurements. Thank you in advance for any help that comes my way.
Do try to find the Nero Wolfe cookbook. I bought it over 30 years ago and the recipe for veal cutlets (with some minor variations over the years) is still one of my standards.
Have you tried the Wolfe Pack's website? I haven't been there in ages but there might be some useful info or links.
Just remember - don't use the brownstone's address as your invitations' return address unless you don't mind being in the middle of the river.
Please post a report on your efforts. I'd love to hear the results.
Btw, where in NC? If you're nearby I might be able to get you some of the book's recipes.
My mom is a huge Nero Wolfe fan, so I asked her your question. Here is what she said:
"One thing that pops immediately into mind is fresh homemade sausage. Fritz was the name of his chef. But I don't think he actually made the sausage himself, although he could. He was a chef that could do anything."
Lamb chops with mint sauce? Wolfe would be apoplectic.
The leg of lamb recipe in the Nero Wolfe Cookbook is very good and simple to prepare.
i have made several of the recipes and they all seem to work well.
I'm not so sure how easy it will be to find the NW cook book, but you could always just pick a dish from a story or book and improvise. I think it is a terrific idea. remember to wear a yellow shirt.