Pullman Loaves and Suzi

Pullman Loaves and Suzi

Suzi is a baking fool. It’s Friday and here in New York City she’s plotting the Saturday and Sunday baking schedule in our upstate test kitchen. What flour does she need, does she have, does she need to buy? Which recipes to tackle? What secret ingredients to use?...
The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread from The Goodness of Garlic

The Best Cheesy Garlic Bread from The Goodness of Garlic

I suppose many of us could say we were deprived as children. Thing is, I was. I really was. My mother was deathly allergic to garlic. One taste of garlic and the results were not pretty, but they were immediate, chunky and urgent. So, in grade school, every other week...
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...
Focaccia in the Round

Focaccia in the Round

Suzi bakes bread. Lots of bread. At her cooking school, Cooking by the Book, guests are always greeted with appetizers and beverages. Those appetizers often feature the different sourdough breads that Suzi makes each weekend. Her sourdough starter is 24 years old and...