Cookbook Review: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

Once you have visited Lisa Fain’s award-winning blog, www.homesicktexan.com, all you can do is bookmark it and return again and again to the delightful ideas and refreshing flavors. Three years ago she put many of her ideas into this essential cookbook: The Homesick...
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Brown Sugar Meringues with Gooseberry Compote & Cream from Great Britain

In late summer the farmers markets can display some oddities for us. Like gooseberries. Native to Europe and Western Asia, gooseberries have a small but happy following in the United States. They are immensely popular in Great Britain and this recipe comes from the...
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Brian’s End of Summer Gazpacho

Two weeks ago I saw the first red leaves. Now, on August 18th, there are red and gold dashes up and down the Hudson Valley. And many of those trees that were bright green in July have adopted serious traces of brown camouflage Autumn is arriving, sooner than normal...
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TBT Cookbook Review: The Edna Lewis Cookbook

She was wonderful. Powerful. And a bit intimidating in the kitchen. She had “command presence.” Suzi and I shared our kitchen with her while she prepped Thanksgiving turkeys in August for a November magazine article. A half dozen turkeys in August heat. She was a...
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Brian’s End of Summer Gazpacho

Two weeks ago I saw the first red leaves. Now, on August 18th, there are red and gold dashes up and down the Hudson Valley. And many of those trees that were bright green in July have adopted...

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Best Possible Whisky Sour or L’Enfant

I know, people think of the Whisky Sour as a rather Old Fashioned beverage. Pun intended, thank you. And the classic recipe can be very simple, starkly simple. On the Crown Royal website, they...

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Sweet Potato, Gruyere, and Pecan Gratin

In John Whaite’s wonderful Perfect Plates in 5 Ingredients there is this rather interesting recipes. John notes that not even he needs meat to make a meal, or at least not every meal. This most...

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The other day I made a Watermelon and Pineapple Salsa with a Splash of Tequila. The salsa is lovely, but I found myself with some leftover pineapple and over half a watermelon. What to do? Agua...

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