TBT Recipe: Little Glasses of Salmon with Dill Sauce

                    I posted this dish six years ago. A perfect tapas delight, this dish combines the texture of salmon and the creaminess of a bright dill sauce. Tapas dishes can be simple yet delicious. Or they can...
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Watermelon, and Only Watermelon, Agua Fresca

This is quite a summer. 90° one day and dry. Then 80° but humid as the devil so it actually feels hotter. And certainly oppressive. My body is confused and I’m not sure what to drink. My diet sodas are not refreshing. I don’t want the sweetness of lemonade. I need...
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Cookbook Review: Chai, Chaat & Chutney by Chetna Makan

Chetna Makan’s first book, The Cardamom Trail, was indeed a compendium of very spicy delights, like her Curry Onion Tart and the Black Sesame and Lime Cake. In this lovely second book — Chai, Chaat & Chutney — Chetna returns home to the street foods she grew up...
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#1 Place in NYC for Couple Italian Cooking Classes!

We had a lovely surprise this morning. Google Alerts gave us this link: http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/5-couples-italian-cooking-classes-in-nyc-578827/?singlepage=1 InsiderMoney has surveyed the best places in NYC for couple to have an Italian cooking class. We...
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Suzi’s Blog

Mint Sekanjabin

You can use this concoction in two very different ways. One is as a dipping sauce. Put lettuce leaves into a bowl filled with sekanjabin, and let the summer heat disappear in just a crispy bite. Two...

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Cookbook Review Mexican Today

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. Patti Jinich did...

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Cookbook Review: Gateaux

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. The cover of...

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Cookbook Review Dories Cookies

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. Ten. The number....

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Adobo Lemon Zest Honey

This is a recipe template, one for you to play with. And one, candidly, that will never be the same twice. You can buy flavored honeys, of course, but I find it fun to do it myself. “Not too much...

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Cookbook Review Battersby

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. This is a...

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Cookbook Review Aperitivo

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. This book is a...

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Making Miracle Whip from Mayonnaise

“Should we get some?” I asked my wife. I was in NYC in a big market and holding up a jar of Miracle Whip. Her answer was an epithet, but effectively it was a “No.” Suzi and I share a bedroom. But it...

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Cookbook Review: Austin Breakfast Tacos

In the 70’s I lived in Southern California. For every McDonalds, there were two Taco Bells. I would never do the Golden Arches for breakfast, but, hell yes, I was always at Taco Bell in mid-morning....

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