Suzi's Blog

Bread & Water + Tomatoes = Gazpacho

“Do you hit your wife during the night?” the man asked me. I hesitated to answer. The question was stark. And, I have always maintained that what happens between me and Suzen in the privacy of our bedroom is, well private. “No, Doctor, he does not,” Suzen answered. “Good,” the doctor responded. “That means you…

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Orange, Tomato and Chive Salsa

I don’t work at Barnes and Noble but I do shop there. When you first enter the store, there is often a rack of “special” books that you may overlook. They always have modest prices. They always have a distinct size or cover. You might pass right by, but if you see The Complete Mexican…

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Basque Style Chicken with Bell Peppers and Tomatoes by Joel Robuchon

The phrase “tastes like chicken” is not inherently good or bad. Ever had roasted chicken in Paris on a winter’s night? Or blackened barbeque chicken from a wood fire on a summer afternoon in New Mexico? Or the spicy red wonder of Tandoori chicken in an Indian restaurant? Chicken truly can be wonderful. But like…

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Peeling A Tomato: A Better Way

“Does it really matter?” Brian asked me. I would say my husband was being sincere, and not lazy, but I know him. Definitely lazy. “Get the tongs and get going.” I said. He obeyed. And, in the end, he agreed that it was better to follow the recipe. Imagine that: Joel Robuchon gives you a…

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