Suzi's Blog

New Products from Madava Farms

In Dutchess County, a couple of hours north of New York City, you can find Madava Farms where maple tree abound and maple products line the shelves. You'll find maple syrup, of course, but now maple sugar and this chai mix and maple brittle that you'll have devoured before you even make it home. Take…

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Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin

This is one of the meals Suzi is offering this season at Cooking by the Book: Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin and Sautéed Spinach. I’ve already posted about the green accent there: the sautéed spinach. In this post, let’s cover both the chicken and cauliflower. They are wonderful dishes on their…

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Cookbook Review: Aperitivo by Marisa Huff

  Italian afternoons now end with an expanded concept of food and wine. It's not just some pizza and wine. Sophisticated food and incredible cocktails are found at "aperitivo" time in Italy, particularly the major cities in the north where sophistication is abundant. Marisa Huff has written this brililant book about the hot spot and…

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Oops: Missing Ingredients for Spaghetti with Radicchio, Ricotta, and Lemon-Garlic Bread Crumbs

Last December I posted this recipe and I just was kinkly informed that I had left off four of the ingredients: like the spaghetti, radicchio, lemon juice and ricotta. It was a blunder and I appreciate the correction. Here is the recipe in full. In The Lemon Cookbook, Ellen Jackson very convincingly presents the idea…

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