Suzi's Blog

Happy Easter from Cooking by the Book [and a selfie]

Suzen and I wish you a most Happy Easter and Passover Season. We hope your kitchen and your household are filled with warmth and joy. Our newest family member is Winnie. She took this selfie this week. Technically, it was me holding the camera with my finger on the shutter release. But it was Winnie…

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Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Last fall Suzen and I drove from New York City to Knoxville. We did not quite drive directly. I wanted to see the famous West Side Farmers Market in Cleveland, Ohio, a brick monument to meat. It’s a treat to visit, but it left us a few hundred miles off course. South of Cleveland and…

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Bar Cyrk: Where to Drink and Eat on Thomas Street in Tribeca

Thomas Street in Tribeca is narrow and one way. Really just one lane, an amplified alley. At 88 Thomas, between West Broadway and Hudson, there is a new establishment: Bar Cyrk. The inside is perfectly beautiful, an Art Deco hall room flawlessly and exceptionally decorated. The music is old jazz, soft and inviting. The food…

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TBT at De Gustibus with Classic Cookbooks

For 25 years, Cooking by the Book has offered hands-on cooking classes with the best instruction, superb recipes, and exceptional dining. For 35 years, De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s Herald Square, has been the culinary stage for world famous chefs and cookbook authors to conduct inspired demonstrations. Cooking by the Book and De Gustibus…

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