Cookbook Review: The Zen Kitchen by Adam Law

Cookbook Review: The Zen Kitchen by Adam Law

If you are typical, you sometimes eat Japanese food. Maybe sushi, maybe not. Suzi and I have a divided marriage: she is sushi, I am tonkatsu. Making Japanese food at home? Ah, we rarely do that. You probably rarely do, too. There is just this “something” that seems to...
Shrimp with Peach Cocktail from Jean-Georges

Shrimp with Peach Cocktail from Jean-Georges

How about a Football Party? We have parties for the end of the season, for the Super Bowl, but we don’t celebrate enough at the start of the season. I do understand that tailgating is a party but how many of us have $400 tickets to go see the Giants play? Party at...
TBT Recipe: Steamed Mussels in White Wine Broth

TBT Recipe: Steamed Mussels in White Wine Broth

Cooking mussels at home is something that is relatively rare these days. There are, to be sure, the summer beach parties where a crowd enjoys a clambake and beer, but just cooking mussels at home for a family meal is no longer an American habit. It’s a bit out of...
Strawberry Tequila and Strawberry Simple Syrup

Strawberry Tequila and Strawberry Simple Syrup

If you are going to employ a flavored liqueur, I prefer to make my own. Like this strawberry tequila. It’s simple: take a bottle of tequila, pour into a glass jar, add a pint of strawberries that that been hulled and quartered. Seal. Wait. It only takes a 2-3 days for...
Hot Raspberry Pavlova

Hot Raspberry Pavlova

Oh, yes. It is beautiful to behold. I was so proud that I almost did not eat it. I succumbed. Twice. “You can throw the egg whites away,” my wife said to me, “you won’t be using them.” “Like hell,” I said to Suzi. “Dessert. Pavlova.” She relented and handed me the egg...
Cookbook Review: Simple by Diana Henry

Cookbook Review: Simple by Diana Henry

This week I am traveling and I’m taking this opportunity the let you see my favorite cookbooks of the past year. If you missed these the first time, do give them your consideration. Diana Henry’s newest book will send you dashing off to the grocery store. You can be...