Yesterday a Crumb, Today on Top


Finally, the crumb gets top billing, basking in the prominence it long has deserved.  It even gets sprinkled with powdered sugar, if that’s your thing.  All thanks to Crumb Cake, a standout New York sweet treat for many decades, rivaling Cheesecake itself.  Before that, its origins were in Germany, where Streuselkuchen was savored for centuries.… Continue reading Yesterday a Crumb, Today on Top

It All Leads to This


August brings exuberant gardens yielding fresh basil, green beans and tomatoes by the basketful, and people firing up the grill in preparation for a balmy evening outdoors enjoyed with family and neighbors.  Plenty of good times and happy memories as we head into one final month of glorious weather.  This is summer’s moment. Today’s entry… Continue reading It All Leads to This

Here’s a New One for You


Not only do we enjoy a country’s cuisine this site hasn’t visited yet, Guatemala’s, but today’s entry samples a facet of that culture not many outsiders, myself included, have tried, namely Mayan food.  Formally, the soup pictured above is called Guatemalan Turkey Soup, at least that’s how the recipe lists it, but its alternate name,… Continue reading Here’s a New One for You

Salmon, While Swimming


…which probably is the closest English equivalent to this dish’s original French title, Salmon à la Nage.  Actually, it makes sense.  The fish nestles among mussels and the asparagus suggests seaweed, doesn’t it? The name applies more prosaically as well.  Being a French creation, it’s not surprising a wine and butter sauce submerses everything.  The salmon swims… Continue reading Salmon, While Swimming