Jalapeno Pepper Puree

Jalapeno Pepper Puree

I feel badly but I don’t know where I got this recipe. It’s from some book that Suzi and I have, but we have about five thousand cookbooks now and … It’s wonderful and I thank the creator. You know the story: things were always better in the past. Foods have dumbed...
Ajo Blanco Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Ajo Blanco Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Sometimes this recipe is confusingly called “White Gazpacho.” It’s actually tomato‑free, but does incorporate the stale bread of “authentic” gazpacho, a peasant dish that was decidedly not “upscale” when first created. If you were living in Spain, you would blanch the...
Smoked Onions [and Garlic] from Smoking Hot & Cold

Smoked Onions [and Garlic] from Smoking Hot & Cold

Earlier today I posted a cookbook review of Smoking Hot & Cold by Charlotte Pike. Here’s the recipe I fell in love with: smoked onions [and some garlic, too, in the picture]. What to do with them? They keep in your refrigerator for up to a week. You can just eat...
Whipped Garlic Cream from Sara Perry

Whipped Garlic Cream from Sara Perry

Garlic sauce is a complement to so many aspects of a meal. In place of gravy, it can intensify protein like chicken or steak. A baked potato with garlic sauce in place of butter? Yummy. Of course, the typical garlic sauce is thick and, perhaps, a tad heavy. The...
Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

There is something quite beautiful about a head of roast garlic. Complex. Just a little alien looking and even puzzling. Okay, I roasted it. Now what? You can spread that roasted garlic over bread and pair with wine. No, I would not just eat cloves of roasted garlic....