Suzi's Blog

Horseradish Cream from Curtis Stone and Beyond

In tomorrow’s post, you’ll find a recipe for Porcini-Braised Beef with Horseradish Mascarpone from Curtis Stone’s new book Good Food, Good Life. It was the Horseradish Mascarpone that hooked Suzen and me on making the recipe. Curtis always has these little side things, like the Horseradish Mascarpone, that enliven and broaden the base recipe. This…

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Beet Ice Cream with Mascarpone, Orange Zest and Poppy Seeds

No, that title is not a mistake. It’s a step down a new ice cream path that you will find absolutely rewarding. Jeni Britton Bauer is an Ohio legend. She has created an ice cream empire based on loyalty which in turn comes from two things: exceptional quality and amazing creativity. Her commercial success has…

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Spur: Incomparable Food and Beverages

A couple of weeks ago Brian and I looked at our DVR and selected the 100th show of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain. His first show had been in Paris, and so was his 100th. Rather than hit the four star restaurants, the show celebrated a key shift in fine French food. The best young…

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Risotto with Smoked Salmon and Mascarpone

If I say “rice” your mind may immediately conjure up images of Chinese or other Asian cuisines. Rice is just not the first thing that pops into our Italy-means-only-pasta minds. But in the north of Italy, short grain rice is the staple and risotto — which literally means “little rice” — comes in an infinite…

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