Habanero, Jalapeno, Onion and Banana Salsa

A couple of years ago I posted a Banana Salsa with Pepper Zing. The peppers there were red bell and serrano. Just one serrano. Here’s a new twist. The serrano is gone, replaced by one habanero and one jalapeno. And, there’s onion this time, preferably a Vidalia. And...
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TBT Cookbook Review: Cobblers and Crumbles

Spring is ending, summer is beginning, and fruit is everywhere. This lovely book, from the publisher Ryland Peters & Small way back in 2006, takes two key components we all love and perhaps actually need: fruit and dough. Or fruit and crust. In combinations that...
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TBT Recipe: Strawberry and Strawberry Jam Pavlova

A few years ago I blogged a Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberries, lovely summer dessert from the delectable book Meringue by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evan Gardner. In a sentence, a pavlova is a big meringue shell with a high edge, filled first with pastry cream...
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Cookbook Review: Wild Drinks and Cocktails

On the web you can read about Emily Han: recipe developer, educator, herbalist, writer. It’s much simpler just to call her an alchemist, a natural alchemist, with a talent for selecting and mixing that I simply envy. There have been a number of advanced cocktails...
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Suzi’s Blog

TBT Cookbook Review American Desserts

When Suzi and I moved to Tribeca thirty years ago, it was pretty quiet at night. The only place to eat was The Odeon a block away and we soon fell in love with the bistro chicken and the...

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Spinach Rice from Diane Kochilas

Ikaria is the tribute by Diane Kochilas to the native island of her family. Sunny, dry, even dessert-like, Ikaria is a land that requires hard work and careful management of daily resources. The...

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TBT Cookbook Review: Beard on Birds

Suzi and I have a lot cookbooks. A few thousand. Some of them are even older than I am. Now, technically, this book is not older than me. It’s from 1988, a revision to the 1979 Beard edition, which...

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