Southwestern Pepper Medley

Southwestern Pepper Medley

  “How about this?” I handed Suzen the first recipe I had found thanks to Google. “No,” she said in a flash. Had she read the recipe? No. Did I mind? No. It was the first one. She always rejects the first one. “Okay, how about this?” She got the second. She...
Onion, Fennel, and Orange Upside-Down Cake from Mary Cech

Onion, Fennel, and Orange Upside-Down Cake from Mary Cech

Mary Cech is a truly talented pastry chef and key instructor at the CIA’s Greystone campus in California. Her baking talent is unsurpassed. She’s taken that talent, and her Zen to translate sweet to savory, to create the recipes in Savory Baking, a book...
Not Your Mother’s Onion Dip from Diane Morgan

Not Your Mother’s Onion Dip from Diane Morgan

It’s mid-April. There is the chance that there will be no more snow. Time for shorts. Time for dips. Oh, Suzen has just informed me that the picture above is of kolrabi, not onions. It’s a pretty picture. Pretend they are red onions. Do not proceed with...
Chunky Guacamole for Ten

Chunky Guacamole for Ten

As time goes by, each of us develops a personality and a reputation. It can be shocking how far apart those two are. For example, I have a refined and superior sense of humor. But no one, not a single soul, in my family thinks so. How I could be associated, by blood...
Onion Marmalade from Nick Malgieri’s Bread

Onion Marmalade from Nick Malgieri’s Bread

In his new book Bread Nick Malgieri offers this recipe for onion marmalade. How to use it? Nick suggests making grilled cheese sandwiches. Or, as a topping for his focaccia. Suzen is experimenting with adding this intense flavor to her salad vinaigrettes. You could...