A Mother’s Day Oops

A Mother’s Day Oops

Well, I really, really botched it. Yesterday was Mother’s Day and we celebrated by gardening, cooking and entertaining. I had cards for Suzi but in the madness of a most busy day, I forget to give them to her. She never said a word. Of course, her attention was...
How to Travel to Sicily: Authentic Italy

How to Travel to Sicily: Authentic Italy

Suzi and I just returned from ten warm days in Italy. Sicily to be precise, one of the regions we had never visited before. Our journey included food, of course, but also city byways like that staircase and some of the amazing ruins that dot the island. Sicily is...
We’re still on the road!

We’re still on the road!

There was a reason I reviewed this book a couple of weeks ago. Suzi and I are now in Sicily enjoying its recommendations for pasta and seafood. I’ve posted recipes for this week. Cookbook review will begin again when I’m back in NYC on Thursday. Think...
Buttercream Face Off

Buttercream Face Off

Buttercream frosting can be nirvana. You need a great recipe and lots of butter. That butter consumption explains my second picture there. The top picture is our Easter Devil’s Food Cake [no pun intended] that I posted yesterday. The cake is wonderful. It deserves a...
Easter 2018: A Menu and a Wrap Up

Easter 2018: A Menu and a Wrap Up

  I know. Easter is over, but we had a spectacular meal and I want to post the recipes this week rather than wait an entire year. You don’t, you know, have to wait until next spring for that one time you have lamb. You really can eat it year round. We had eight...
And on the Seventh Day …

And on the Seventh Day …

Suzen runs her cooking school, Cooking by the Book, here in Manhattan. A hundred people or more come through our kitchen each week to cook, laugh, and enjoy their creations. It’s intense with the dayes beginning by 8AM with early deliveries and ending only after...