Suzi's Blog

Shrimp with Avocado Cream and Chipotle

I was a good father. I don’t care what anybody says. Of course, there were issues. I used to work late on my doctoral dissertation, really late. So I was not up to making breakfast for my son and daughter at 7AM. “Do it yourself,” I would say. And they did. Until the day I…

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Creole Ham, Sausage, and Shrimp Jambalaya

I was enjoying lunch, and then Suzen spoke. “Such a goyisher meal.” “What?” I asked. “You are going straight to hell.” “I’m eating a hot dog, for Christ’s sake.” I said. I lifted up the hot dog. I hoped it was Hebrew National. I didn’t have a clue. “Not the dog, this,” she said, lifting…

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Shrimp Tomatillo Cocktail

At Cooking by the Book in New York City, we do culinary outward bound events. Firms come to our kitchen and prepare a meal together, often with kitchen challenges. Their night’s menu has been set in advance, from a quarterly menu featuring fresh seasonal ideas. We are always amazed when so many firms pick the…

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FAT by Jennifer McLagan

Healthy eating. We all know what that means: no added salt, no added sugar, no added fats. We know it, and it makes us grimace. If I were forced to that awful diet, my first step would be to caramelize a heaping mound of onions. I crave for those added chemical wonders that make food…

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