Summer Vegetable Rice

  For many of us, rice is a dish we rarely eat — unless we are at a Chinese restaurant. And it often considered a “heavy” dish, one not ideal for warm summer nights. Yet, just the opposite is true. We could all enjoy rice more and summer offers great...

TBT Recipe: Butter Lettuce Salad with Tarragon and Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette from Eric Ripert

Way back in 2012 I was on a honey kick. I never left it. Honey is a wonderful ingredient. Just a tricky one because the bounty of honey flavors out there can produce significant shifts in the final outcome of a recipe. Here, no shift will matter. We are at peak season...

TBT Cookbook Review: Dessert of the Day by Kim Laidlaw

Today's TBT Cookbook Review is a tip of the hat to Kim Laidlaw. There is only one problem with Kim: she doesn't write enough books. This one, Dessert of the Day,  is from 2013 and she did, to her credit and to your good service, release Everyday Slow Cooking in 2018....

Guinness Malt Cake

  When people speak about Guinness, they just say Guinness, not beer. Guinness is a rich Irish stout beer. Stout? That just means strong. And strong Guinness is. When you take a sip, you know it is not Pabst Blue Ribbon. The flavor is so distinct and so intense,...

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Rugelach from Gil Marks

    Ah, rugelach. Some people call this a cookie. Jewish culinary maven Gil Marks did. But for me, rugelach is a food until itself. These are wonderful pastries, with soft cream cheese...

Scissors as Part of Your Cutlery

  I know the picture is not quite the best, but think of it as real-time journalism. This weekend, we were celebrating our wedding anniversary: the 33rd. It’s a personal record for us,...

TBT Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Cake

  Summer heat means the berries are ripe, rich and sweet. So, for this week’s TBT recipe here’s a Blueberry Crumb Cake that you can use 7X24. It’s great for breakfast, of...

Cookbook Review: Andalusia

  Andalusia is the southern-most tip of Spain. It is a region of mountains, hills, rivers and fields bounded by a seacoast that is abundant with fish, shellfish, octopus and other delights....

Venetian Spring Risotto

  The lovely book Mediterranean by Susi Theodorou has this impressive Venetian Spring Risotto. In the book, this is titled Risi Bisi with Farro but this dish is from Venice and is based on...

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