Suzi's Blog

Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Our good friend Marie Simmons wrote a wonderful book, Rice: The Amazing Grain, and she was spot on. Suzen and I are fortunate to live in Manhattan where, in less than 15 minutes, we can walk to 30 restaurants serving rice. All of them Asian or Italian. Now, I am fond of risotto but it…

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Smoky Roasted Corn Soup with Chipotle

  Before you comment, I have an explanation. I know the picture above is marginal. Cocktails and soup are the toughest foods to photograph. I’m working on it. It’s not easy. And, when I get a chance, I will take a better shot. But it may take a while and in the meantime this is…

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Espresso and Tonic Water [seriously Swedish]

“Did you see that?” I asked Suzen. She was fifteen feet in front of me, as usual. She strolls faster than I do and there can be a gap between us on one of our city walks. Long walks, like 13-20 mile walks along the streets and in the parks of New York City. Walk…

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Israeli Couscous

I don’t remember when I first had couscous, but I remember the emotion: that sad regret that so much time had already passed and now, only now, was I enjoying this incredible food. For me, there is something very sensuous in sampling the little roundish nuggets, soft yet offering a bit of resistance as you bite.…

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