Bagna Cauda Fettunta from Flavor Bombs

Bagna Cauda Fettunta from Flavor Bombs

  I’m in full comfort food mode. It’s winter and the football playoffs are about to end with the winning teams headed to the Super Bowl. It’s the perfect excuse to go all out for healthy junk food. Oh, this really isn’t junk food at all, but it’s a bit rich. This...
Cookbook Review: The Life of Tea

Cookbook Review: The Life of Tea

  After water, mankind drinks tea more than any other beverage. Those tea leaves have twice the caffeine of coffee beans, though most teas reduce the caffeine content per cup to less than half of coffee. Tea drinking is relatively new, less than five thousand...
Wagshal’s Beef Stroganoff

Wagshal’s Beef Stroganoff

  Will we go upstate this weekend? Won’t we? It’s all weather dependent and there is a storm coming. I suspect that rather than drive into a Catskill snowstorm, Suzi and I will hunker down in New York City and find some comfort food. Ordinarily, I would opt for...
Cookbook Review: New York Cocktails

Cookbook Review: New York Cocktails

  Sometimes a big thing can come in a small package. New York Cocktails is just 5 ½ by 7 ½ inches. It is thick though, 352 pages thick. And it is powerful. Author Amanda Schuster is a New Yorker who loves cocktails, loves them so much she lives them, breathes...
White Coconut Cake

White Coconut Cake

  It’s January 14th. How is that New Year’s Resolution to cut down, or eliminate, dessert. I understand. I have the same problem. You want dessert, but how can you have something healthy. And won’t you be tempted to adorn, say, a healthy cake with “unhealthy”...