Desserts & Snacks of Coney Island

As a child I had the privilege of living a few blocks from Coney Island. Okay about twenty blocks. But when I stepped outside I could see the Wonder Wheel and the landmark Parachute Jump and I knew that some of the tastiest treats I could ever have ’til this day, were right down the…

It’s All Greek Food To Me

As a child I heard the expression, “It’s all Greek to me”. The phrase struck me as curious so I had to think it over. It might be because Greece is so vast. With so many islands and dialects akin to colorful history and contributions to our never changing world, it is simply hard to…

Desserts of the New York Times

In the New York Times Cook Book (Revised Edition) first published in 1961 you will find a collection of recipes that span generations. This is a recipe for Gingered Figs, originally from that book and also revised to span more generations in my family. I will be honest with you. I am not a huge…

Marzipan O’ Plenty

As a child I found the world of candy making as easy to comprehend as rocket science and I was confused by Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory but wondered how those candy bars of his really tasted.