Suzi's Blog

Easter Treat: Ham from Ann Nurse

I first posted this recipe in the fall of 2012. Nothing has changed. This is the best ham recipe. Ever. If you have not decided whether this Easter will be ham or lamb, I believe this recipe may decide it for you. This dish does make for a striking feast on Sunday. But during the rest…

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Cucumber & Serrano Chile Salad from Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa

Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez and Angelo Sosa is a sensational new book I blogged about last December: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/cookbook-review-healthy-latin-eating-by-angie-martinez-and-angelo-sosa/ Chef Angelo Sosa — visit his Anejo restaurants in NYC if you possibly can — is man with both skills and imagination. He notes that the origins of this salad are in Malaysia, but he…

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Brian’s Faux Colada

  Do you remember your first Pina Colada? Your second? The third? If they were consumed all on the same night, then somewhere between two and three you may have become a tad fuzzy. The standard pina colada recipe has two problems. First, it’s booze heavy. The ratio of pineapple juice to rum to cream…

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Muddled Heat and Sweet: Poblano and Pineapple in Tequila and Syrup

  Bars can be expensive. Not that hotel bar you eye occasionally, the one with the $15 drinks. No, I’m talking about your home bar. If you love cocktails and cocktails books — which I do — then it is possible to have stack of “gotta make” recipes. Taken together, all those recipes can demand…

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