Chefs for a Day

Sunset magazine
Feb 17, 2015 · 11 min read

Are you as good a cook as you think? Here’s one way to find out:
Open a pop-up restaurant
in your own dining room.
Writer Chris Colin
takes on the challenge.


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Author Chris Colin breaks up pistachio brittle for a brain-meltingly amazing salad that guests inhale.
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Ridiculously delicious homemade pizzas, from a recipe in Lora Zarubin’s cookbook, I Am Almost Always Hungry.
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As the author (far left) lets a diner into his home, neighbors cause a stir by lining up.
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Co-chef Amy (the author’s wife) shows wildly underage Dash the Dashing Sommelier the pop-up restaurant’s “cellar.”
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Amy and Chris pause from the madness of hosting 10 strangers in their dining room.

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