How to Turn One Old Banana into Magic

Running with the idea of cooking things I’ve kept a little past their sell by date, I’m making coffee cake. Banana coffee cake. I had exactly one banana that had too many speckles for my taste and because the holidays are here and there are so many times of day to entertain, I decided to…

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…