What We’re Reading: ‘This Is a Cookbook’

What We're Reading





“The Sussmans are brothers, who probably sleep in their mom’s pantry in bunk beds made out of big cheese wheels and salami. But that’s their business–what we do know is that they’re good at designing ridiculously tasty meals that are easy to prepare.”


We’re not sure about the cheese and salami bit, but we are sure about the tasty meals that are easy to prepare part. Read on to get a glimpse of the debut cookbook from the Max and Eli Sussman–and recipes, too.


Max, the chef de cuisine at Roberta’s in Brooklyn, and Eli, line cook at Brooklyn’s Mile End Delicatessen, have created a cookbook that anyone can use, full of helpful tips, fresh ingredients and ingenious (and supremely tasty) recipes. From hearty (and hangover-curing) breakfasts like chilaquiles and fried chicken and waffles to grilled meatball sandwiches to impressive (but easy) dinner party spreads featuring leg of lamb and fish tacos,This is a Cookbook is the perfect book for beginning cooks or anyone who wants to start cooking for real (no more frozen pizza!)


Try cooking like a Sussman for yourself with these recipes:


Roasted Corn Soup with Tomato

Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Meatball Sandwich

Korean-Style Shortribs

Grilled Whole Fish


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