Category Archives: ENTERTAINING

INVERAWE and SMOKED SALMON PATE

Anyone hooked on smoked salmon has probably heard of Inverawe and Robert & Rosie Campbell-Preston. Robert & Rosie opened Inverawe Smokehouse in Argyll, on the West Coast of Scotland, in 1980. Robert was the fish smoker, an art he learned growing up on the banks of the Awe. Rosie tackled the marketing, a talent she […]

SAN ANTONIO, BOILER HOUSE & S’MORES

  San Antonio, the Texas city with south-of-the-border flair, offers gourmets much to love. Good restaurants cluster around town, accessorizing the River Walk like fine jewelry. But the shiniest, most-polished restaurants string around Pearl, the 22-acre food, entertainment and educational development on the site of the former Pearl Brewery. Pearl boasts a treasure trove of […]

Crowd-Pleasing Barbecue Beef Brisket

A terrific make-ahead barbecue brisket recipe, nice to serve at backyard barbecues and other casual parties.

FABULOUS SOUP RECIPES

Recipes for two great soups, Cream of Brie and Cream of Bean. Both are luxuriously rich and beautifully versatile (can be served hot or cold, summer or winter, with any number of garnishes changing the flavor).

FOURTH OF JULY SPIRITS

RED WHITE AND BLUE TOASTING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY FRENCH CANADIAN KISS From the bar in Panache restaurant at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Canada Combine in a cocktail shaker: 1-1/2 ounce pineapple juice 1 ounce vanilla Smirnoff vodka 1/2 ounce Ricaneux Framboise or raspberry liqueur Add ice. Shake. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish […]

DINNER PARTY & CAULIFLOWER SALAD

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PEAR AND ROQUEFORT QUICHE

If If real men don’t eat quiche, I want to sit next to one the next time I’m at a

BACON OLD FASHIONED

So guess what J. Walter Thompson’s marketing agency thinks is up and coming for 2010? Their official trend-spotting list of 100 Things to Watch in 2010 places “Bacon Everywhere” at number 7. Bacon popular?

SUPER BOWL MUSTARD

CHECKLIST FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY Friends invited. TVs set up. Snacks bought and deli platters arranged. Beer chilling. Dill mustard made. Done! DILL MUSTARD (A sweet spicy mustard that adds wonderful kick to sandwiches.) 1 can (2 ounces) Colman’s dry mustard 1 cup cider vinegar 4 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons dried dill […]

LEMON CHESS PIE

Today is National Pie Day. Schools should be out, banks should be closed and mail delivery stopped, but I’m afraid that all the attention this holiday is going to get will come from dedicated cooks baking pies. That being the case let me tell you about a knockout pie worthy of the holiday. The recipe […]