Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Designing the Menu

For my Swimming to Cambodia dinner, I am going to rely on my standard five-course formula: several appetizers, a soup, a salad, two entrees with vegetables and a starch, followed by a light dessert. (And lots of leftovers!). The appetizer recipes I found are all so tempting that I think I'm going to make four or five of them, and the rest of the dishes look so simple that I'm not worried about overkill.

Everything sounds so delicious that I want to try it all, and I have the dinner scheduled for a Saturday night during Spring Break, so my son Will is going to be here, and possibly a couple of his ravenous friends. So I am confident that no matter how many dishes I prepare, not a single bite of it will go to waste.