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...
Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

I did a TBT cookbook review of Nueva Salsa, a little book of perfected salsa recipes. Here’s an example using one common trio: tomatillo, cilantro, and avocado. In this version, tomatillos are roasted before going into the salsa. Ah, to roast or not to roast. It’s a...
Tomatillo Salsa from Mesa Mexicano

Tomatillo Salsa from Mesa Mexicano

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have been figures on the American culinary scene for several happy decades. They have appeared on TV, established a chain of Mexican restaurants, and left us with a legacy of wonderful cookbooks. The pair is famous for their...
Cucumber and Tomatillo Gazpacho Version 2

Cucumber and Tomatillo Gazpacho Version 2

  I’m a gazpacho freak. I admit it. For lunch most days, I’m enjoy gazpacho in one form or another: classic red, almond white, or deep green. Here’s a new green idea that has no tomato taste at all. I guess that because there are no tomatoes....