Suzi's Blog

Cookbook Review: Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire

This is about a cookbook with a mission: to change your perspective on outdoor cooking. Live Fire is not a grilling book. Not a barbeque book. Not a smoker book. This is about how to cook with fire, be it a barbeque container, or a gas grill or using metal lattice over red and ash…

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Cookbook Review: Smoke and Spice by Valerie Aikman-Smith

Summer has arrived. Perhaps a bit soggy, but it’s here. Time to finally clean the grill and begin the summer rituals. I love grilling. And Suzen loves it even more. I think because it moves the mess from the kitchen to outdoors where I am totally responsible for cleanup. I don’t mind. It was clause…

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How to Poach a Fish

When we went crabbing this week, Suzen caught a 16-pound albacore tuna. That’s Suzi up there on the right holding her fresh catch. It’s a world record for tuna caught in a crab pot. Well, actually, she poached the fish. On the left, is shot of the 56 tuna a boatload of very nice men…

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On the Grilling of the Corn

“62,800,000 RESULTS” That’s what appeared on my screen today when I googled “how to grill corn.” There are a lot of ideas and recipe out there. I won’t say controversy quite rages, but there are distinct corn grilling schools of thought. It boils down to [no pun intended, we are grilling and not cooking in…

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