Tomatillo Salsa from Mesa Mexicano

Tomatillo Salsa from Mesa Mexicano

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have been figures on the American culinary scene for several happy decades. They have appeared on TV, established a chain of Mexican restaurants, and left us with a legacy of wonderful cookbooks. The pair is famous for their...
Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

Spring Vegetable Tartare from Simple Nature by Alain Ducasse

I just posted a review of the wonderful new book by Alain Ducasse: Simple Nature. It’s not a vegetarian book by any means, for protein does appear, but it is vegetable-centric. This is the first dish we tried out of the book, making this veggie tartare to go along...
Lacquered Bacon from A Real American Breakfast

Lacquered Bacon from A Real American Breakfast

In the age of Ikea, few of us make furniture from scratch anymore. And when was the last time you used lacquer? I was a teenager and I was just sniffing, not finishing furniture at all. You will be sniffing here, too. Suzi and I began playing with our bacon a few...
Zesty Kale Slaw from Let Them Eat Kale! by Julia Mueller

Zesty Kale Slaw from Let Them Eat Kale! by Julia Mueller

  I’m in a restaurant and I see Kale Caesar Salad. Down the street, a sign on the sidewalk in front of a smoothie establishment lists all their kale beverages. All ten of them. I have the sense of a kale invasion. I went to google, searched and found this:...