Ajart or Fresh Vegetable Pickle

Ajart or Fresh Vegetable Pickle

In 50 Great Curries of Thailand, Vatcharin Bhumichitr guides us through the very spicy world of curry, Thai Curry. And, more than curries, some of the side dishes that you would find in the local restaurants and family kitchens in that country. Ajart, or fresh...
Corinne’s Pickled Onions

Corinne’s Pickled Onions

Corinne Trang is a central figure here at Cooking by the Book. She does many things, all of them well: teaching, creating menus, helping clients. But what Suzi and I always wait for is appetizer time. Clients coming into Cooking by the Book for a corporate team...
Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes from Tomatomania!

Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes from Tomatomania!

Two words always appeal to me: quick and pickled. Yes, I know, chocolate really does come first but that’s for another day. For her cooking school, Suzen buys in quantity and, at the end of the week, we can have an extra container, or five, of cherry tomatoes....
Meat Loaf Sandwiches

Meat Loaf Sandwiches

    You can say that it doesn’t matter. No matter how you do it, it will be fine. Sure, and Hell did freeze over. I did a google on “meat loaf sandwiches.” I happen to love them and actually, like many people, prefer the sandwiches the next day to the...