Brian’s End of Summer Gazpacho

Brian’s End of Summer Gazpacho

Two weeks ago I saw the first red leaves. Now, on August 18th, there are red and gold dashes up and down the Hudson Valley. And many of those trees that were bright green in July have adopted serious traces of brown camouflage Autumn is arriving, sooner than normal...
Homemade Udon Noodles

Homemade Udon Noodles

If you have eaten in a Japanese restaurant, you may have enjoyed a noodle dish, an Udon noodle dish. Thick, luscious, these noodles almost seem alive. In any dish, like the soup in the picture at the bottom of this post, the noodles become the central element, the...
Bouillabaisse Accompanied by Rouille

Bouillabaisse Accompanied by Rouille

  “What am I gonna eat?” I asked. I happen to be a little allergic to shellfish. Like deathly allergic. For her hands on cooking class at Cooking by the Book, Suzi had piles of clams and mussels and shrimp. “I have some meatballs,” Suzi...