Cumin-Roasted Eggplant Wedges from Sirocco

Cumin-Roasted Eggplant Wedges from Sirocco

  How do you feel about eggplant? I was in my 30s before I ever ate one, and it was not very good. I don’t remember seeing them in produce section of my supermarket in Oregon as a kid. And, after I married Suzi, she stopped asking me to eat them and simply...
TBT Recipe: Baked Eggplant with Lemon Infused Couscous

TBT Recipe: Baked Eggplant with Lemon Infused Couscous

This week's TBT recipe is a celebration of a personal culinary milestone. Until I met Suzi, I never ate eggplant. Oh, I'd sample a couple of tastes in Chinese restaurants and fled to the bathroom. I had come to believe that there is nothing worse on earth....
Vegetable Crostata with Honey-Thyme Glaze

Vegetable Crostata with Honey-Thyme Glaze

This year’s Valentine’s Day feast at Cooking by the Book featured duck breast — yes, that recipe will appear tomorrow. Now, duck is a little tricky. There’s the fat and how to cook it without generating duck leather. And with its own intense...