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I've been cooking since the age of 4. I'm now planning on going to cooking school. My dream has always been to have a salon where good food, wine and conversation were served up in equal measures. I'm willing to do whatever work is asked me to help produce a great experience- no work is too menial.

I am very interested in running my own supper club. Ideally, it would be one that would explore various eras and places, with food, music and performances. For instance, I would like to produce a Titanic-style dinner for the holidays, a sophisticated night in Weimar Republic Berlin, a night in a 1920's Shanghai club, a night in a 30's southern juke-joint, a Victorian-era tea dance, and so on. I want to provide people with a total sensory experience, even if it can't really be on the scale of places like the old Cotton Club and other places.

So, if you have an interest in history and food, if you play musical instruments or dance or simply have a iPod full of interesting music, if you've always wanted to make great food for a discerning audience the way I hope to do, please contact me. The email address is gothgirl@nyc.rr.com. I'm hoping to do a small event in October and see what kind of help I can get. I'm thinking of doing a very simple theme. Please stay posted.

Pot Luck!

The Low Down
Dirty Grub Club

An Autumn
Dim Sum

September 6, 2008
1 p.m. to– 4 p.m.

$3 per person with covered dish of dim sum;
$5 without

Menu (so far; subject to change):

Tea eggs
Chicken feet
Steamed roast pork buns
Siu mai
Bok choy
Peking duck

Black sesame ice cream from
The Chinatown Ice Cream Company

Join us as we celebrate fall by shopping in Chinatown, and then putting together some wonderful dim sum! We encourage you to cook and bring your own dim sum specialty. We will be shopping for some delicious extras, and then set up some tables for a delicious brunch.

9 a.m. – Meet to shop
1 p.m. – Meet to eat

The meeting and brunch address is near Union Square. Send your RSVP to queensgirl on this site, or to gothgirl@nyc.rr.com.

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Dim Sum Pot Luck with The Low Down Dirty Grub Club - August 6, 2008

The Low Down

Dirty Grub Club


An Autumn

Dim Sum


August 6, 2008

1 p.m. to– 4 p.m.

$3 per person with covered dish of dim sum;

$5 without

Menu (so far; subject to change):

Tea eggs

Chicken feet

Steamed roast pork buns

Siu mai

Bok choy

Peking duck

Black sesame ice cream from

The Chinatown Ice Cream Company

Join us as we celebrate fall by… Continue

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 6:30pm

Dim Sum, Saturday or Sunday

Mira, Evan and I are thinking of going on a buying trip for dim sum on Saturday, and then coming back to my place in Manhattan for a potluck. We would like those with an expertise in making Chinese cuisine to make some dim sum specialties to add to the store-boughts- I'm planning on making tea eggs (yum!) and providing some interesting tea. Is anyone interested in joining us? Which day would be better for you? If we do this on Sunday, it would have to be early, since I have an appointment at… Continue

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 3:00am — 12 Comments

What's in a name?

I'm trying to think of a name for my fantasy supper club. I thought of 'The Secret Kitchen Club' or 'The Hidden Kitchen Club'. I want something that is mysterious, and can fit with a changing food theme. 'The Secret Lounge' and 'The Hidden Lounge' also came to mind- I'm not very imaginative tonight. Any ideas?

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 1:14am — 12 Comments

Looking for fellow bento lovers

Before it gets cold, are there any people who would like to get together to make bentos and then engage in some outdoor dining, perhaps in a park? I'm a fan of Just Bento and Lunch in a Box, and would like to work on technique.

(Edited after receiving comments)

Perhaps it might be best to have a small class next weekend at my apartment on bento? I could show people how to put together a box based on Greenmarket items, as well as how to make a few simple things. then we… Continue

Posted on August 28, 2008 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

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At 4:51pm on September 9, 2008, Beena said…
I like the French tea idea. Very quaint.
At 9:35pm on September 5, 2008, Tricia Buldo said…
Sounds fun. Won't be able to make it :( I;m a little under the weather.
At 1:20pm on September 5, 2008, The Lazy Housewife said…
The dim sum party sounds great, but do you mean Sept. 6th?
At 9:25am on September 2, 2008, chris Peck said…
You are very welcome!
At 4:38pm on August 31, 2008, rentaurant said…
fantastic! Our next event is the first Sunday in October 5th. 6pm to midnight.
At 2:56pm on August 31, 2008, queensgirl said…
for the address, feel free to write me privately at gothgirl@nyc.rr.com.
At 2:54pm on August 31, 2008, queensgirl said…
I'll be doing it at home- I'm near Union Square. Evening would be fine. I'm going to boil my eggs and set up my mise en place.
At 1:52pm on August 31, 2008, Mira said…
I love ALL good food, and my family is huge into Chinese and Indonesian. durian, natto, pig intestines, name it. :)

What time/where will you be doing your thing today? I'm doing some work today but if you're thinking later this evening, it would be very cool to connect!
At 7:24pm on August 28, 2008, Jasper said…
That is cool you like bento. I have been cooking in the city about 6 years now mostly in Asian type cuisine. Let me know when you would be interested in cooking together or throw a party. Maybe I could give you some culinary advice. If it is easier my email is jtshen@hotmail.com
At 1:01pm on August 28, 2008, queensgirl said…
I'm always cooking, by the way. What kinds of food do you like?

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