TBT Cookbook Review: The Ultimate Shrimp Cookbook by Bruce Weinstein

Oops. It's Friday and I wrote, but did not publish, the TBT cookbook review. Here it is, late but awesome. Bruce Weinstein has been crafting wonderful books for twenty-one years. They span every aspect of dining from drinks to desserts. Oh, he tossed in a knitting...
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And on the Seventh Day …

Suzen runs her cooking school, Cooking by the Book, here in Manhattan. A hundred people or more come through our kitchen each week to cook, laugh, and enjoy their creations. It's intense with the dayes beginning by 8AM with early deliveries and ending only after 10PM...
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TBT Recipe: Duck Breast Tostadas with Chipolte-Fig Sauce

Look at those duck breasts. They scream, "Eat me!" And so Suzi and I do. Duck is a favorite of ours, in part because it does NOT taste like chicken. At her cooking school, Cooking by the Book, Suzi has a bit of a challenge offering dishes. People come here, cook...
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Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs with Chipotle

The bottom line here is in that picture: if you like a slab of pork spareribs, one fragrant with spices, then this is the recipe to try. From an article in The New York Times, Suzi and I were struck by the abundance of flavors employed in this rib recipe. As they...
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Suzi’s Blog

Jalapeno Pepper Puree

I feel badly but I don’t know where I got this recipe. It’s from some book that Suzi and I have, but we have about five thousand cookbooks now and … It’s wonderful and I thank the creator. You know...

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TBT Recipe: Smoothie ala Tiny’s

I was in Seattle last month and again enjoyed a smoothie at Pike Place Market. Tiny’s makes the best smoothies ever. Just wonderful. Their secret? Fresh fruit always and apple juice as the...

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Fiery Cookbook Review: Mexican Flavors

Suzi and I are in Austin to see our grandchildren perform in band. High school band is a big, big deal in Texas. And the Vandergrift Vipers are state winners. Between musical events, we will be...

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Fiery Cookbook Review: Latin Twist

Suzi and I are in Austin to see our grandchildren perform in band. High school band is a big, big deal in Texas. And the Vandergrift Vipers are state winners. Between musical events, we will be...

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Cast Iron Herb and Cheese Rolls

  Southern Cast Iron is a magazine you want to consider in your life. I know, you have too many magazines. This one is deliciously important and different. Comfort food is a necessity. A true...

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Hot Crabcakes

I love crab cakes and the very, very best are to be found in Baltimore. The best of the best? Faidley’s in Lexington Market. I was able to find a very authentic recipe for them Chesapeake Bay...

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