Suzi's Blog

Brownie Styles: Fudgy, Chewy, and Cakey

Last week I posted a review of a brownie book, Best-Ever Brownies, and gave you a recipe for a cake brownie pictured above. If you were ever confused, because brownie texture and taste seem to vary so much, your confusion will be clarified here. Brownies come in three basic styles. The fudgy ones that seem…

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m4s0n501 Want to start a debate among foodies? You don’t have to go to politics or religion. For spirited conversation, you need to ask about where to find the best meatballs. Family recipes, especially Italian family recipes, are endowed with pride. And it is not unusual for someone to say their family's version is the best, easily…

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Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread from Patricia Wells

As you know, when Patricia Wells speaks, we should all listen. From her wonderful website comes that bread pictured above. It’s Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread. Suzen was patrolling the web, looking at her favorite sites and discovered this recipe. She baked it in a flash and our loaf appear above. Patricia asks that her…

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Artichokes in Cilantro and Pomegranate Sauce from Saveur, The New Classics Cookbook

Saveur magazine has just published a collection of world-wide recipes to celebrate their gallant first 20 years. Here’s a link to my cookbook review. And here, on the same day, is a recipe I could not resist. This artichoke dish is from Aleppo, a town now sadly in the news because of the Syrian civil…

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