I've been wanting the play along for a while, the only problem for me has been timing. The 24 meals are all supposed to happen during the same 24-hr period, and on the most convivial night of the week for most people, a Saturday night. Well, suffice to say we are not "most people" around here. David spends his Saturday nights creating convivial meals for his guests at Manresa. I spend my Saturday nights watching Syfy. (No, really.) Around here, the night we let loose and have a little fun is on a Tuesday - Monday and Tuesday being the two days a week Manresa is closed, and after spending Monday night catching up on sleep, Tuesday night is the one in which we get to play. How, you asked? Usually with a gathering of also-non-Saturday-night-people that is to say restaurant-industry friends, eating simple food and drinking not-so-simple wines. Once informed of this, the power-that-be at Foodbuzz graciously agreed to stretch out the 24-hr period a little, just enough to cover our usual Tuesday night chez nous. How sweet of them, yeah?