Suzi's Blog

TBT Cookbook Review: Essentials of Asian Cuisine by Corinne Trang

Suzen and I have known Corinne Trang for a dozen years. We fell in love with her at first bite, for we did begin cooking from our first evening together. And it was just a dozen years ago when Corinne wrote this classic encyclopedia of Asian cuisine. Essentials surveys the cultures and the cooking of…

Read More »

TBT Cookbook Review Master Recipes by Stephen Schmidt

It’s time this week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review, and this week the selection is personal. I remember 1987 very well. Suzen and I moved to NYC from Boston, found our Tribeca loft and very early on began the steps that led to Cooking by the Book. In one of those steps, Suzen started taking cooking classes…

Read More »

On Spaghetti and On Spaghetti and Meatballs

If I say “spaghetti” then what word is triggered in your brain? For many of us, “spaghetti” is synonymous with “meatballs.” Like Macaroni and Cheese, spaghetti and meatballs are inseparable and, of course, universal. The truth is less simple, more complex. Many food historians and Italian ones by far believe that spaghetti and meatballs is…

Read More »

TBT Cookbook Review: Gastronomy of Italy by Anna Del Conte

This week’s Throwback Thursday cookbook is both old and new. This distinguished encyclopedia of Italian cuisine was first published in 1987 and in 2013 a new and vitally expanded edition was published by Pavillion Books. Author Anna Del Conte may not be widely known in the United States, but in Europe she is adored, awarded,…

Read More »