Suzi's Blog

Upside-Down Heirloom Tomato Tatin from Eric Lanlard

It's 4th of July Weekend and you may be in need of a decisively wonderful dish. Something with visual appeal and abundant with summer taste. Here it is. Upside-down cakes are always a visual treat. You want to be in the kitchen when the pan is flipped and the surprise comes sliding out. I’m used…

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Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and Fresh Rosemary from Sara Foster

I know. This seems to be déjà vu. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for a lovely Herbed Ricotta and Beet Tart with both ricotta and goat cheese. Here the idea is similarly wonderful: tomato and goat cheese sitting on top of puff pastry. This is another recipe from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, a book you…

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On Cherry Tomatoes, Here and In Paris

"Do you want the whole thing?" the clerk at the checkout stand asked my wife. He asked in French, I suppose becasue we were in Paris. Suzi nodded yes. He said ten euros so we paid $11.35 for 2.2 pounds of cherry tomatoes. That's about double the price here in Manhattan. Food in Paris is…

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Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes from Tomatomania!

Two words always appeal to me: quick and pickled. Yes, I know, chocolate really does come first but that’s for another day. For her cooking school, Suzen buys in quantity and, at the end of the week, we can have an extra container, or five, of cherry tomatoes. Even Suzen can tire of popping them…

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