Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Do you do Dim Sum Chinese restaurants? I’ve made the shift myself. Why not? I found I was eating so many “appetizers” at my local Chinese spots, that I had no appetite left for the “main courses.” Dim Sum in Chinese tapas and I’m in love with it. For 20 years, Charles...
Orange Juice and Soy Sauce Marinated Tuna Steak

Orange Juice and Soy Sauce Marinated Tuna Steak

My wife and I have division of labor. I am allowed to find recipes, but not to cook them. Something about my being cavalier in the kitchen. Suzi cooks. I clean. So, I am the alpha and omega of our meals. She is just the middle man. Or woman. Or whatever. She’s really...
TBT Recipe: Barbecue-Style Baby Back Ribs

TBT Recipe: Barbecue-Style Baby Back Ribs

It is July 20th and summer is one third gone. Terrible thing to say. But, if for some reason, you have not used your grill, it’s time to get a move on. Yes, you can do hot dogs and burgers. You can chicken. But, why waste that good grill time? There are racks of...
Paupiettes of Veal from Prime by Richard H. Turner

Paupiettes of Veal from Prime by Richard H. Turner

I recently reviewed a lovely book Prime by Richard H. Turner. He’s a meat guru: a butcher, a restaurateur, a chef, and a writer with exceptional skills. London-based, Richard’s book has a full array of beef recipes from both Britain and around the world. Here’s dish...
Picadillo Loaf in a Cornmeal Crust

Picadillo Loaf in a Cornmeal Crust

I recently reviewed a lovely book called Fifty-Two Meat Loaves. It’s a book from  way back in 1993 but, hey, comfort food never dies. It just gets better and better over the decades. Here is our first test from the book. A vibrant Cuban recipe with flavor bouncing in...