Suzi's Blog

A Tray of Tartines

    Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of lovely restaurants, European inspired and bread-centric. The new cookbook, thrillingly titled Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook, has favorites from the restaurant but also an abundance of the emblematic tartines that are the Le Pain specialty. In short, a tartine is a good piece of sourdough bread topped…

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Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta from The Mediterranean Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone

    Our friend Michele Scicolone earned her general’s four stars writing a slew of wonderful Italian cookbooks. Not Italian-American. Italian. She and her husband Charles must have traveled through every village and byway in Italy by now. You can trust her books for their authenticity and the guarantee that a Michele recipe will work…

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Avocado and Shrimp Terrine

  During the holiday season, there can be discussions between the partners in a marriage over what to serve at their next dinner party. “Something chicken,” I began. “NO.” Suzen was shouting again. Low frustration level. It’s her, not me. “Cornish Game Hens with stuffing.” My mouth was watering. I like stuffing. I mean I…

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Shrimp Bisque