Suzi's Blog

Spanish Turkey Stuffing with Fruit, Nuts, Sausage and Pork

I always remember how Rod Serling would introduce an episode of The Twilight Zone. “For your consideration,” he would say. Well, this recipe is “for your consideration.” In the holiday season, at least one turkey may appear on your table. Stuffing or dressing, whether cooked in the bird or in a casserole, is just about…

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Stilton Chowder from Edwardian Cooking

Not all blue cheeses are created equal. Some, which I shall not name, are harsh. There is no other way to say it. That fungal aroma assaults your mouth, lodges in the upper throat, and refuses to go away — no matter how much wine you consume. While I do appreciate a pungent blue as…

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Brian’s Crab and Scotch Bonnet Dip

Why do we say, “It tastes like chicken.” We say it all the time. No, that dip in the picture certainly does not taste like chicken. It doesn’t taste like anything you can recognize. It’s a transformation. Too often when we cook, it is to coat or frost some adornments on top of a basic…

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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

My corner deli in Manhattan is run by Koreans, what else? The refrigerator case is overflowing with hummus, in all its glorious variations, what else? Our food continues to become international and where does it begin? With snacks. First the salsa and chips. Then the tacos and burritos. A decade ago you might have to search…

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