Suzi's Blog

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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Cookbook Review: Ottolenghi The Cookbook

You might have seen Plenty in 2011. And surely you saw Jerusalem published in late 2012. Jerusalem has become a cult cookbook akin to Around My French table. What you probably have not seen before is the first book by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. That book, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, was published in Great Britain…

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Tanoreen: Magnificent Middle Eastern Food

“We need to do it,” I said. “Leave Manhattan?” Suzen was concerned. “Yes,” I said and waved the car keys. Like many New Yorkers, we tend to stay far too close to our local neighborhood and miss the treasures in other parts of the city. We live, work, and stay in Lower Manhattan. Yesterday we…

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