Kaufman’s Kitchen

Treats for the Heat

Cream of Blue Crab and Wild Mushroom Bisque Fortunate culinarians have a source from which to gather wild mushrooms. If you are not one of these lucky few, there is always the supermarket.  When wild mushrooms are unavailable, dried ones reconstituted…

Allergy Time Calls for Comfort Foods

“M” in May must also stand for miserable, which is how I feel. While I and most of  my friends are suffering from running noses, allergies, bronchitis, horrible coughs, and just plain feeling miserable, we want relief and to feel good.  I turn…

Spring Is Finally Here

While Easter and Passover are early this year, these recipes will enhance any meal on any occasion. Greek-style Shrimp Over the past 30 years, Kerry Dunnington has been a food columnist, caterer, recipe developer, and award-winning cookbook author. Her passion…

Recipes from the Middle East

“Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & beyond” by Sabrina Ghayour (Interlink Books) celebrates the food and flavors from the regions near the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  There are over 100 well-known and loved recipes for modern cooks,…

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Recently I got to experience Taiwanese food for the first time, and it was amazing.  Since I like learning about the history of a food, I wanted to know all I could about the cooking of Taiwan. Taiwan is an island…

More Holiday Delights

More wonderful, unusual, treats to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy! Brownie-Stuffed Tollhouse Cookies I love Marcy’s recipes and always look forward to her new books. When she gave me this recipe, I made it, and secretly ate all the cookies…

New Holiday Delight

Here is a wonderful, unusual treat to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy! Spiced Wine Springtime in Paris is beautiful. The crisp, sunny weather is ideal for walks along the city streets. Winter in Paris is a different story. It can…

History, Hooch and Hospitality

I love out-of-town company but for repeaters (people that come often) sometimes I run out of places to take them and ways to entertain them. Recently, I found one of the ultimate destinations. Bloomery Plantation Distillery is a 12-acre farm…

Soups for Summer

Summer is when we get to relax, enjoy good friends and serve great recipes made from fresh farm produce, and fresh seafood. Creamy Cold Cucumber Soup It is great on a hot summer night since it is light and easy,…