Suzi's Blog

Vietnamese Lettuce Cups

  There are times when I can eat a dish and feel that I have done something actually healthy. Asian cuisines are my favorites for this “feel good” situation. I know, tempura and fried rice are not exactly high on the healthy scale. But, this dish is. It’s beautiful when plated: elegant lettuce leaves embracing…

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Pulled Pork Shoulder ala Cameron Smoker and Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook

As the picture at the bottom shows, pulled pork is literally meant to be pulled, not cut, apart. We think of this as an American dish, and there are varieties across the country — although this is dominantly a Southern dish. But variants of pulled pork abound around the world. After all, it serves a…

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Pork Loin with Chickpeas and Ricotta Salta from Classico e Moderno by Michael White

        For the record, I don’t own a chickpea farm or chickpea stock. I would not recognize a chickpea farm or bush or bog But I’m getting to enjoy them in a spectrum of preparation. Recently I’ve blogged about perfect lemony, velvety hummus, a hummus made with red peppers and paprika and…

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Roast Pork Loin in Brown Ale with Prunes and Apricots

  I heard a splash. I turned. Something wrapped in aluminum foil was resting in a dish of cold water. “I took out a pork loin. Find a recipe,” Suzen announced. She likes to test me. She was testing the wrong man. I had to walk just five steps, pull Rotis from its treasured spot,…

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