Suzi's Blog

The Big Cheese

How much cheese do we make? Where is it made? Thanks to Professor Ito at Kyushu University we have the pretty dramatic data in the graph here. The world now makes about 14,000 units of cheese a year, a unit being 1000 tons, actually metric tons. That’s 14,000 units  X 1000 x 2204.62 pounds per…

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Grilled Hearts of Romaine Salad with Bacon and Cheese

The bartender had a heavy hand and the waiter was slow to return to out table. As a fortunate consequence, by the time we ordered dinner, Suzen and I were in a mood to experiment. “Grilled hearts of romaine. Doesn’t that sound interesting?” Suzen asked. “Oh sure,” I giggled. We ordered, we ate, we liked.…

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Mini Mac and ‘Shrooms

If you grew up in the ‘50s or ‘60s, then you know what the “Green Box” was. Something from Kraft, like macaroni and cheese. The only variation my mother could come up with was to occasionally burn the top so that it was thick, crusty, and black. There are better ways. The past couple of…

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Lidia’s Filled Focaccia

Have you ever looked at something and just wanted it? When I was a junior in high school, in fourth period English class, there was a red-headed guy who … Oops, wrong path here. I was watching Lidia Bastianich on Public Television with my husband Brian. He had been in the midst of making guacamole,…

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