Welcome! We're so glad you found us. Stick around. We live for dinner parties. And we're really excited about food. The links up top and to the side will steer you around. And if you don't know us yet, here's a bit we recently did for FINE COOKING MAGAZINE:
Need to know more? Okay, a little. But the food's awaiting. Hurry up.
Bruce Weinstein is the chef in our duo. A life-long New Yorker, he wanted to leave the city--so we now live in rural New England. Don't ask. He can rip through Chopin Nocturnes, knits whenever he's not cooking, and is quick to ask "Who's up for a cocktail?" He went to "Fame" for high school, took off for chef school, and put in his time at Manhattan advertising firms. He loves Modigliani, is indifferent to Picasso, and has been forced to sit through more post-modern, avant-garde music than anyone should. His patience is boundless--except when it comes to bridge.
Mark Scarbrough is the writer. A former academic, he's sometimes snarky because he's ridiculously innocent in the marrow. He reads Dante for fun and hangs out in art museums on sunny afternoons. He's a bemused Texan in snow drifts, a dumbfounded progressive, and a self-confessed culinary snob. He still teaches literature on the side and leads raucous book groups at Connecticut libraries. (You can find out more about one of those groups here.)
Together, we've written a shelf of cookbooks. We also pen a column called "Sundays in the Kitchen with Bruce and Mark" on weightwatchers.com. To put it bluntly, Bruce is olive oil; Mark, butter. Bruce wants a Christmas tree; Mark writes the haggadah for Passover. (It makes for interesting times.) We've contributed to most of the big food magazines and have been guests on many of the national morning shows (even on The View--which you can see here).
We live out in the country, far from crowds, madding or not. How remote? We took down a couple of apple trees in our backyard because we were tired of running a moose buffet. Our life is quiet--except for our Saturday night dinner parties.
Look around our site. Bruce has a knitting blog; Mark has a place to write about the things that matter to him. We have lots of recipes, an on-going project to create some great brownie recipes, and a bunch of stuff about our slow-cooker Sundays. You can even find out more about our books.
And then there's a collie named Dreydl.
And a crazy one named Spritz.