Our Kitchen Remodeling

The remodels

Professor Wallace Martini 101

What's cooking 

Some favorites recipes

Turdunken   Latkes  Suzy's falafels
Anna's Cream of Zucchini with Octopus recipe (slide show)
Gefilte Fish movie  slideshow

Assembling a timpano

Dinner Party Menus

2005 April 2
2007 July 14
2008 May 25
2010 June 5

2014 October 4
2014 September 19

Our favorite cookbooks

Over the years we found cookbooks that (1) really work, (2) we love, (3) both.  Here are our picks of the best...

Steven Raichlen, BBQ USA. The first of three Raichlen BBQ books we bought and use regularly for simple dinners and bbq parties.

Marci Cohen Feris, Matzoh Ball Gumbo.

Joyce Goldstein's, Mediterranean: The Beautiful Cookbook.  The one complaint about this book is its coffee table size is very hard to use in the kitchen.

Joyce Goldstein's, Taverna.  Almost everything in this book is repeated over and over.   We especially love the Lamb Pizza.

Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef. Whoever said the Brits can't cook doesn't know Jamie.

Cecilia Norman, The Book of Grilling & Barbecuing.  The Brits barbecue too?  This one breaks all conventions.

Mario Batali, The Babbo Cookbook.  Anything Mario writes we buy for our kitchen bookshelf.

Martha Hopkins and Randall Lockridge, Inter Courses: an aphrodisiac cookbook.  As much fun reading as eating as .... whatever

Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid, Seductions of Rice.  Jeff and Naomi traveled the whole world to bring us this encyclopedia of rice recipes.