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cooking with bruce and mark

Join us as we cook through a new recipe in almost every episode of our podcast, straight from our kitchen to yours. And look for the smaller bonus episodes in which we take down cooking myths or work through some of the common cooking mistakes. We'll make your laugh. Promise.

Dec 23, 2016

Today we're repeating one of our all time favorite and most popular recipes. CHRISTMAS LEBKUCHEN COOKIES

We're in upside down world this week on "Cooking with Bruce and Mark." This time, Bruce, a bar-mitzvah'd New Yorker, tackles the most Goyisha of all Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen. Mark eggs him on to make these...


Dec 16, 2016

For years we've heard that we have to ditch our wooden cutting boards and buy plastic ones. Maybe you're already done that. Plastic was supposed to be more sanitary. You can put it in the dishwasher. Well, true, you can put it in the dishwasher and you have to wash wooden and bamboo boards by hand. But that's about...


Dec 13, 2016

Even back in chef school we were taught that we throw a handful of salt in the pot of water to make the water boil at higher temperature so the pasta cooks faster. WRONG. A handful of salt in a pot of water barely effects the boiling point of that water. What the salt does is make that pasta taste better. The same goes...


Dec 9, 2016

This one is a class from our book THE ULTIMATE COOKBOOK. Inspired by the rich fruity sweetness of mincemeat but without the suet (beef fat) - this version uses a ton of healthy dried fruit, a smattering of winter spices, and the flakiest crust you've ever tasted. It's a lot easier than it sounds and this recipe...


Dec 2, 2016

Looking for a lighter and easy meal after the heavy drudge of holiday cooking? We certainly were and what we found that hit the spot is this Red Lentil, White Bean, and Tomato stew that we make in the pressure cooker. The flavors are very middle eastern/north african/indian and since we're using canned beans this takes...