Suzi's Blog

Easter Dinner Ideas [Or Other Spring and Summer Feasts]

  Yes, I know, Easter was last Sunday. But there will be an Easter again, short of a meteor strike. And there are other times during the spring and summer that you may be celebrating. Here is the menu we had on Sunday. The next few days will see a post with each recipe. Suzen…

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A Tray of Tartines

    Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of lovely restaurants, European inspired and bread-centric. The new cookbook, thrillingly titled Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook, has favorites from the restaurant but also an abundance of the emblematic tartines that are the Le Pain specialty. In short, a tartine is a good piece of sourdough bread topped…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower from Good Housekeeping

Cauliflower is becoming one of our favorite veggies. The trick has been to extend the basic flavor. Usually, you’ve had steamed cauliflower and, I think, at best that result could be described as distinctive, but not something you’d crave every day. Well, if you change technique and add some accenting flavor, wonders can occur. Instead…

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Cauliflower Agrodolce

Michael Chiarello lives in Napa Valley. He cooks, he creates wonderful restaurants [Tra Vigne, Bottega, …] and he writes recipes that you will want to try. The subtitle to his new book Bottega — his seventh —  reads “Bold Italian Flavors from the Heart of California’s Wine Country.” This book truly lives up to its…

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