Suzi's Blog

Sauce Gribiche

One central reason for the beloved quality of French food is the sauces: the range of flavor and intensities is a treasure trove for us. There is, sadly, a little reluctance to go treasure hunting. Truth is, we are all too often in a fast food mood. We are having salmon tonight? Oh, let’s open the…

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Suzen’s Triple Meat Meatloaf

“Curly Parsley? What the hell did you buy curly? I only eat flat leaf!” I was in the other room but her voice can carry. I looked down at the shopping list. It said “parsley [flat] and celery.” I went into the kitchen to face the music. She was standing there, parsley in one hand…

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Grilled Succotash

Everybody probably recognizes the phrase “sufferin’ succotash.” The phrase was uttered by the cartoon cat Sylvester and at times by Daffy Duck. That was in a gentler time when F-bombs were not strafing our cultural environment. “Succotash” itself is an Indian word from the Northeast meaning “boiled corn kernels.” The dish was once very popular,…

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Monogamy and Vinaigrettes

  Do I support monogamy? You betcha. Cause Suzen has informed me of the long, painful death I would experience. Not that I need to be threatened. I mean, do I look like Newt Gingrich? On the other hand, a man is entitled to a little variety in life. When I met Suzen, I was…

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