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...
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from Home Baked

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from Home Baked

  In a mere eleven days the world will come to a stop and we’ll be glued to our big screens watching the Super Bowl. Ah, sadly the Titans will not be there. But, the game promises to be explosive. You won’t want to miss a minute of the game. Or a single...
Pollo Enchipotlado or Chicken in a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Pollo Enchipotlado or Chicken in a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

  I just reviewed Oaxaca, a new cookbook devoted to the magnificent cuisine of Mexico’s culinary capital. This is a comfort food dish, one you are more likely to find in a home kitchen than a restaurant. Author Bricia Lopez suggests you eat without knife and...