Suzi's Blog

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip: For the Peak of Summer

There is a month left in summer and, while I love summer, it's a tad warm. Over 90 here in the Catskills and the humidity hovers near 100. On a day like this, you want something refreshing and packed with flavor, something that can restore that smile on your face. Here's a recipe I first…

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Brian’s Smoked Trout Dip with Onion and Garlic

I have never understood why trout is not more popular. Growing up in Oregon, we had trout more often than salmon — the two fish are first cousins actually. I enjoyed trout as a kid with a particular intense yet sweet flavor. Around the world, and trout are found everywhere, different species have quite different…

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Brian’s Crab and Scotch Bonnet Dip

Why do we say, “It tastes like chicken.” We say it all the time. No, that dip in the picture certainly does not taste like chicken. It doesn’t taste like anything you can recognize. It’s a transformation. Too often when we cook, it is to coat or frost some adornments on top of a basic…

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Chargrilled Sweet Pepper & Walnut Dip from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts

My corner deli in Manhattan is run by Koreans, what else? The refrigerator case is overflowing with hummus, in all its glorious variations, what else? Our food continues to become international and where does it begin? With snacks. First the salsa and chips. Then the tacos and burritos. A decade ago you might have to search…

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