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...

Cafe Pasquals Tomatillo Salsa

If you have not been to Santa Fe, New Mexico, then you need to find a way. Anytime of year there is wonderful. It’s postcard perfect. There is a spectacular famers’ market, charming streets for window shopping and restaurants that are unbelievable. Summer nights are...

French 75

How does a great cocktail spring from these factors: Demographic trends of European nations An oil-filled cylinder with a piston Champagne A thirsty, stressed aviator with a pet lion The French 75 is a now classic cocktail created by Raoul Lufbery, a French-American...

Red Chile Fried Chicken

All of us have comfort foods. Rarely, very rarely, is our comfort food healthy. There is something curious about the human desire for comfort and self-destruction. I do not intend to be philosophical here. No, I’m going to be practical. If you are going to eat a...

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,...