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...
Chocolate-Cherry Sourdough Bread from Modernist Bread

Chocolate-Cherry Sourdough Bread from Modernist Bread

When The New York Times printed this recipe from Modernist Bread, bakers around the planet responded. Suzi was one of the first. She has a sourdough starter that is almost 30 years old, so she was quite prepared for this undertaking. Some sourdough starter is an...
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...
Super Money Bread

Super Money Bread

In December Bon Appetite published a recipe for Monkey Bread that caught Suzi’s eye. Maybe it was the caramel topping. Maybe the very rich brioche dough. We’ve made it three times now, counting today. It’s that addictive. Some hot chocolate or steaming coffee and this...