Cookbook Review: Ama

Cookbook Review: Ama

Roots run deep. Chef Josef Centeno grew up in San Antonio, a capital city of Tex-Mex cuisine. He wanted to be a chef, migrated to New York and worked in Michelin three-star restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. And ultimately, Tex-Mex drew him back....
Cuba Libre Cocktail

Cuba Libre Cocktail

Heresy. I committed heresy. And it was just fine. Suzi and I took a walk last Sunday from Tribeca to Hudson Yards, a sprawling complex of high rise apartments and businesses on the west side of Manhattan. There’s a restaurant complex there that includes a tapas bar. A...
TBT Recipe: Trout Marinated with Sweet Onions from 1999

TBT Recipe: Trout Marinated with Sweet Onions from 1999

In my review earlier today of The Italian Country Table, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper, I mentioned this dish as the prototype of Italian style: a few ingredients, quickly and carefully assembled into a dish of distinctive beauty. Pair these trout with some boiled potatoes...
Homemade Cajun Spice Mix [out of necessity!]

Homemade Cajun Spice Mix [out of necessity!]

  For Super Bowl, I tested a Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Pepper recipe. It’s warm and yummy. I’ll post the recipe next Monday. I had a little bump in the road along the way in my testing. I was starting to make the recipe when I read I needed Cajun spice mix. Oops, I...