Brian’s Pisco Citrus Cocktail

Brian’s Pisco Citrus Cocktail

There are food mysteries and science mysteries. Sometimes they merge. And sometimes they expand. Like into outer space. Or the lack of outer space. Why are there no astronauts from Chile? Why does Chile not have a major, major space program? God knows they have fuel....
Lemon Bellini

Lemon Bellini

“I need you to make cocktails on Thursday. Sparkling cocktails,” Suzen told me last week. “How many people?” “32.” “Oh, time for punch.” I gave my natural reaction. I was not making cocktails for 32 people. “No, individual cocktails. I suggest you do research.”...

A Cooking by the Book Milestone: 1000 Posts

This post is sans picture, sans recipe, sans story. It’s not an ego thing, but Suzen and I cannot escape noticing a milestone. This is the 1000th post on this blog. We love doing the blog and we appreciate your comments and attention we receive. We are into our...
Crab and Corn Bisque

Crab and Corn Bisque

  Domaine Chandon is a Napa Valley winery now owned by a French company. The setting is both beautiful and upscale. The winery features a Michelin-starred restaurant, étoile, that naturally features seasonal, regional food. The Domaine Chandon Cookbook offers 75 of...
Summer Punch: Mango Tango

Summer Punch: Mango Tango

I love weekend bartending. For four or six or eight people, it’s fun to make and shake. In fact, when I retire, if I retire that is, I plan on opening a B&B: a bar and brownie establishment. A good bourbon, neat, can go a long way paired with a deeply frosted...