Mocha Pound Cake from The Loveless Cafe

Mocha Pound Cake from The Loveless Cafe

Full disclosure: we have not made this cake yet, but we sure are this coming weekend. We have a birthday party where there will be plenty of kids and lots of adults. The kids get a traditional birthday cake with equally high layers of cake and frosting. We will be...
Brooklyn Soda Works: The Best in New Beverage Oppourtunites

Brooklyn Soda Works: The Best in New Beverage Oppourtunites

      Brooklyn Soda Works is a brand new firm with a flotilla of ideas. They create artisanal carbonated juices employing only fresh squeezed juices and minimal amounts of cane sugar. Suzen and I met them today, Sunday, at the upscalel New Amsterdam Market in lower...
Mexican Wings with Jalapeno Glaze

Mexican Wings with Jalapeno Glaze

I like wings. No, I love wings. There is a place close by to us in Manhattan, Walkers, that is a classic New York pub. It opened the year we moved to Tribeca. Great wings with fire and crispness, regrettably available only at dinner time. We’ve been complaining about...
Agave Margaritas

Agave Margaritas

I was headed out to get ingredients to make margaritas. “Can you make sugar syrup?” I politely asked my wife. “Oh, good God, buy some agave,” Suzen said with force. I don’t think this was her finest day, but it turned out to be so fortuitous. First, I did buy agave...
Lemon Lust Bars from Flour

Lemon Lust Bars from Flour

  Ah, lemon bars. No other cookie is so sure to disappoint. Remember that warning song from Peter, Paul, and Mary: “But the fruit of the poor lemon tree is impossible to eat.” If not impossible, then distinctly unpleasant. Lemon bars come to you usually dry to the...