Cookbook Review: Straight Up

Cookbook Review: Straight Up

Let’s say that you are in Helsinki, maybe covering an international summit. You need a drink — definitely if you were doing a summit. Is there good bar on hand? Maybe the best bar in all of Scandinavia? You can go to A 21 Decades. There you can enjoy classic drinks...
TBT Recipe: Watermelon, Mint and Chile Gazpacho

TBT Recipe: Watermelon, Mint and Chile Gazpacho

Oh, dear, it is only Wednesday but here we have TBT recipe meant for tomorrow. Well, you can get a head start on a most interesting summer soup! I first posted this in October, 2014, as fall was definitely upon. I suspect, good as it was then, this recipe would...
Mustard Broccoli in Makhani Sauce from Gunpowder

Mustard Broccoli in Makhani Sauce from Gunpowder

Last week I reviewed an important new cookbook for Indian cuisine. Gunpowder, reviewed here, fully lives up to its name, with sensational recipes from the home kitchens and street vendors of Calcutta. I mentioned that I was reading the book and just got my wife, my...