Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Austrian White Asparagus with Brown Butter Sauce

Ah, April. Asparagus approaches. Here's a recipe from a couple of years ago that is timely and, of course, tasty. If I say “asparagus” you probably think of those green stalks with the reticulated tips. But green, definitely, green. In Europe, asparagus is very popular, from Spain through Switzerland including France and the Netherlands and…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking

Suzen’s business, Cooking by the Book, represents challenges for her. Corporations come into her kitchen and a team of 20 or more people cook a complete meal in about one hour then go into our dining area to enjoy the fruits of their kitchen efforts. So, Suzi’s challenges are multiple: how to select a menu…

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Scallion Pancake Pierogies with Asian Dipping Sauce from Pierogi Love by Casey Barber

Here’s another recipe from Pierogi Love, the attribute to the traditional peasant dish from Eastern Europe. That said, there is nothing Eastern European about this. In her book, author Casey Barber has fun, playing with the pierogi idea. The dough is soft, pliable and fun to work with. The filling can be classical or it…

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Potato and Cheddar Pierogies with Caramelized Onion from Pierogi Love by Casey Barber

This recipe comes from Pierogi Love, attribute to a traditional peasant dish from Eastern Europe. Pierogies may look like empanadas, but they have a very different dough and give you a wonderfully fulfilling experience in mouth satisfaction. Here the filling is quite basic, just potato and cheese. In the book, you’ll find many filling ideas,…

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