TBT Recipe: Brian’s Chicken and Dumplings

TBT Recipe: Brian’s Chicken and Dumplings

Spring will be here in less than a week. And the fourth snowstorm in less than two week. What else can we do but hunker down with comfort food. I simply adore dumplings. The chicken is lovely too, but really as an avenue to the gravy. I hope this brings relief. If not...
Coq au Vin with Herby Dumplings from Gizzi Erskine

Coq au Vin with Herby Dumplings from Gizzi Erskine

Ah, who can resist Coq Au Vin? Warm and so French. Close your eyes, take a bite, and pretend you are in your favorite Parisian bistro. Now, add some Herby Dumplings to the mix, and you are literally transported to the Paris. Or so it felt two Saturdays ago as we...
TBT Recipe: Chicken with Rosemary Dumplings

TBT Recipe: Chicken with Rosemary Dumplings

                    When I first posted this recipe seven years ago, I had the flu. Now, I have it again. Drugs don’t work on viruses. I’m telling my charming wife, Suzi, that dumplings are the only solution. I have the flu. Not pleasant. But being an...
Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Chive Cakes from The Slanted Door

Do you do Dim Sum Chinese restaurants? I’ve made the shift myself. Why not? I found I was eating so many “appetizers” at my local Chinese spots, that I had no appetite left for the “main courses.” Dim Sum in Chinese tapas and I’m in love with it. For 20 years, Charles...
Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

My local Japanese restaurant is wonderful. I walk in and even before I have sat down, I can hear the bottle of beer being opened and the back a voice in the kitchen shouts, “Shumai! Double order.” This appetizer is ubiquitous in Japanese restaurants for a very simple...