Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Deciding What to Wear

The only Chinese garment I have is a red brocade Mandarin jacket...much too fancy for a casual dinner at home. So, if I can find them, I may treat myself to a pair of silk pajamas for the sake of comfort and practicality. It's always hot in the kitchen when I'm cooking and the weather has been quite warm and dry these past few days, with a balmy zephyr blowing through the Napa Valley. But by the time the day of my Dinner & a Movie rolls around, I expect it to be somewhat cooler. The weather forecasters have been promising rain and lower temperatures, but we've yet to see either. Today, there is a wildfire burning out of contol in the northeastern corner of the county, covering the whole Bay Area with a blanket of smoke and ashes.