Cookbook Review: Breakfast Bowls

For most of us, our early life has us eating breakfast out of a bowl. I ate Kellogg’s corn flakes by the boxload. I added some sugar to them, of course.  I am old enough so I can remember a “new” product: frosted flakes. I added sugar to those to. I had an inattentive...
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Peas, Ham & Eggs from 100 Ways with Eggs

Sometimes I am intrigued by a recipe’s ingredients. This dish begins by asking you for “a good glug of olive oil.” A glug? Sounds grand. In 100 Ways with Eggs you’ll discover an array of recipes that range from breakfast to appetizers to dinner and, of course,...
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TBT Recipe: Buttermilk Maple Spice Cake

This week's TBT recipe says to throw away the calendar. Unless you are in Australia. It's spring here and a long way from the flavor and intensities of fall. But isn't maple syrup really a flavor for all year. And spices are always welcome. So, here maple syrup and...
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TBT Cookbook Review: Lost Recipes by Marion Cunningham

When she died at age 90 in 2012, Marion Cunningham left a culinary legacy that might be matched but that could never be surpassed. A California native, she became an expert in that specific cuisine and support both California chefs and culinary movements for decades....
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Suzi’s Blog

Ajart or Fresh Vegetable Pickle

In 50 Great Curries of Thailand, Vatcharin Bhumichitr guides us through the very spicy world of curry, Thai Curry. And, more than curries, some of the side dishes that you would find in the local...

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Sichuanese Eggplant from Andrew Wong

  I never ate eggplant until I was forty. My life was just not on a track that wandered through vegetables. Now I encounter eggplant in Italian and Chinese food weekly. As a kid, my Italian...

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Suzi’s Triple Chocolate Cookies

  Yes, I think that picture above is pretty darn appealing. The cookies gleam and shine and, oh yes, they taste good, too. Very good. We are used to chocolate cookies with one chocolate...

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Oleo Saccharum from Wild Cocktails

  A couple of weeks ago I reviewed a wonderfully brilliant cocktail book, Wild Cocktails by Lottie Muir. The concept of this book is simple: go outdoors, into your garden or the forest, pick...

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Divi Test March 30 2017

stuff Preparation: Use a mix and put stuff in it. Mix until it is all mixed, then fold in mre stuff. Spoon it ot on the prepared sheets. And then bake it for two hours. And if ....

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Caramel Ganache Roulade

Often we have roulades during the holidays: a chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream, perhaps surrounded with a chocolate glaze. Roulades are far more than holiday food and can be enjoyed...

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Cookbook Review: My Cape Malay Kitchen

Sometimes a book is multiple things. Recipes. Adventure. Tribute. Education. You’ll find all that in My Cape Malay Kitchen. Cape Malay is a section of Cape Town in South Africa. It is, obviously,...

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Our Grand New Website is Here!

If you have just come to this website for the first time, or if you are an old friend, please, pause and look around the entire site for a moment. It’s brand new and designed to show off our...

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Suzi’s Brooklyn Style Coleslaw Dressing

  “I want coleslaw tonight,” I said to my wife. “I was just going to say that to you,” Suzi smiled. We were in our market in the produce section and I was able to reach over and grab a cabbage...

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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip

  I posted this a couple of years ago. My deli is still there. Hummus display is even bigger, more flavors. Gee, chipotle hummus. I prefere this dip! My corner deli in Manhattan is run by...

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