Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Joel Robuchon’s Mashed Potatoes

It's a week to Thanksgiving. I know, the turkey is important. And the pie. But, we all know the key to meal is the mashed potatoes. Here you go! To make life easy for you, here's a head start on the best mashed potatoes you could possibly have. Why not try them this week, just…

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Potato and Turnip Gratin from Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes by Brendan Collins

  In Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook chef, and now author, Brendan Collings provides guidance to all men. Including the kitchen-challenged. You don’t really need courage to cook, just a smile, a great guide, and perhaps a beer in hand. How many men, chefs exempted, have made a gratin? How many…

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Smoked Greek Garden Packets from Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas has written many award-winning cookbooks including Mediterranean Grilling in 2007. It’s a favorite book of ours because Suzi loves eggplant and the Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Yogurt-Tahini-Chipotle Dressing is undeniably wonderful. The very next time we make it, I’ll take a photo and post it. But in the meantime … Me? I’ll eat…

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Seabream in Potato Crust from As the Romans Do by Eleonora Galasso

Many of us are “meat and potatoes” types. And it can take something special to get us to budge. Here’s that something special. Meat stays but now is present in the form of fish. And the potatoes are here, too, but now appear as faux scale for the fish. This dish begins with obvious visual…

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