Suzi's Blog

Smoky Garlic Monkey Bubble Bread from The Kitchen Shelf by Eve O’Sullivan and Rosie Reynolds

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” Many of us have not attended culinary school, have very busy lives, and need some assistance in the kitchen. What should we buy to stock our kitchen? What can we cook that is quick and easy yet delicious? How…

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Cheese Rolls from The Cheese Board

This Thursday I wrote a TBT cookbook review of The Cheese Board: Collective Works from the great cheese collective in Berkeley, California. It’s a great culinary institution and this book is a tribute to the most talented bakers that have refined the collective’s recipes for decades. This is Suzi’s favorite recipe from the book: the…

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Babka ala Food and Wine Magazine

Babka is a yeasted bread that is loved by multiple cultures: Jewish, Eastern European and Russian. So, I was surprised when I asked Suzi, a lovely Jewish woman with root back to Bialystock, if she had ever made babka. "No," she said. "It's the cover of this month's Food and Wine," I said. "Get it,"…

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Savory Bread Pudding ala Suzen

My mother was not a great cook, nor a bad one. She was, I am sure, a very typical 1950s and 1960s, mom in the kitchen. She had a repertoire of a dozen, maybe twenty, recipes and these rotated across the days of the week. Fish on Fridays at first. Roast beef on Sundays. She…

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