Retro Picnic: Mustard Dill Potato Salad

By Spider Saloff | June 9, 2018

Here’s a bit of retro summer fare to go with podcast, LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL Ingredients 3 pounds small white potatoes Kosher salt 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped […]


By Spider Saloff | October 15, 2018

This one is for my podcast BIRTHDAY BABY!  I really don’t like birthday cake or sweets at all.  So this one of my fave treats.  Just stick a candle in it and let the fab time begin!  Some red wine too, thank you! BAKED BRIE WITH PESTO Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place […]

Deli Platter Delight! Chopped Chicken Liver Sandwiches

By Spider Saloff | May 27, 2018

This recipe is inspired by podcast: CONVERSING WITH THE KAHN-MAN Interview with Jeremy Kahn 1 hardboiled egg 1 tablespoons butter 1 small chopped onion 1 lb chicken livers 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Kosher salt and course ground pepper Rye bread   Season the livers with salt and pepper Chop the hardboiled egg Sauté the onions […]

Billy Strayhorn Cocktail Time

By Spider Saloff | November 12, 2018

Billy Strayhorn loved to entertain in his glamorous New York Apartment.  Here something he would have enjoyed! Blood Orange Perfect Manhattan   Combine is a shaker with ice:   2 oz. Rye or Bourbon ½ oz sweet vermouth ½ oz dry vermouth 3 dashes of Blood Orange Bitters   Shake well and serve straight up […]

Dee and Spider’s Cocktail Time

By Spider Saloff | April 20, 2018

This is what Dee Alexander had after podcast FOLLOWING THE LIGHT, that airs the week of May 1, 2018!   Pesto Chicken Salad    4 roasted chicken thighs 2 cloves crushed garlic 1/2 cup sweet red pepper, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup chick peas 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, cut in quarters 1/4 cup chopped […]

Collard Greens for Billy Holiday

By Spider Saloff | November 24, 2018

  This is a classic recipe for a dish that was comfort food to so many Harlem musicians at the time Billy Holiday was performing there and a favorite of mine too! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 slices bacon 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt   1 teaspoon pepper […]

Cocktails for 2

By Spider Saloff | May 13, 2018

Here are some of the highlights from my Podcast COCKTAILS FOR  2! Harry’s New York Bar, Paris Sidecar 2 oz of Cognac 3/4 oz of Cointreau 3/4 oz of Lemon Juice 1/4 oz of simple syrup Rub a wedge of lemon halfway around the edge of a chilled coupe glass and coat it with sugar. […]

Holiday with a Little Help From My Friends

By Spider Saloff | December 10, 2018

This is a recipe that is a holiday favorite of mine that was passed onto me from a dear friend and created but the wonderful Julia Child Julia’s Carbonnades a la Flamande (beef and onions braised in beer) Makes 6 servings 3 pounds lean beef from either chuck or rump roast Salt, freshly ground black […]

Spider’s Mediterranean Tilapia ( with Arlene)

By Spider Saloff | June 25, 2018

This is the recipe that was served with Arlene Bardelle podccast Tilapia filets Pink salt (or kosher salt) Paprika Garlic powder Oregano Olive oil Fresh arugula Cubed feta Black olives Sweet red pepper cut into small pieces Lemon juice   Preheat oven to 425 Rub the filets with olive oil and place in a shallow […]

Yum Dog Biscuits! Podcast Recipe: THE POWER OF DOG

By Spider Saloff | July 8, 2018

This is a recipe inspired to share from my Podcast: THE POWER OF DOG Since I don’t have a dog, I found this one on 1 cup pumpkin 1/2 cup peanut butter 2 eggs 1/4 cup oil* 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda glaze: 2 tablespoons bacon grease, coconut oil, […]