The Superior Babka. For one.

  This project was inspired by Seinfeld and practiced by Martha. Chocolate babka. It was showcased in episode 77 of Seinfeld in which Elained insists on bringing a chocolate babka (and not cinnamon babka — lesser of the babkas) to a dinner party. It’s one of those confections that’s common to New Yorkers and foreign…

Love your leeks

More soup. Soups (most) are pretty basic. Stock, vegetables, maybe some meat, and maybe some blending. I like leeks. They smell nice when they’re cooking, so I did potato leek soup. Potato Leek Soup 3 pieces bacon, chopped 2 TB butter 1 Leek, white parts only, thinly sliced, reserve one large green leaf 1 large…

Rainy Day Stew

It’s officially fall. That means it’s cold and rainy and I don’t want to leave my house — not even to go to the grocery store. Fortunately, the only thing I had on my mind was dal — a spicy stew of Indian origin made with split peas — and I happened to have pink…

Spreadable Meat: Chicken Liver Pate Done Right

Making the right chicken liver pate eludes me. I tried it in the spring and failed. It was just so… livery. It involved a hard boiled egg and cream cheese and no matter how I adjusted it, it was only fit to be eaten by cats; mine was in heaven. Over the summer, on a…