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We're so proud of our pressure-cooker class, one of the most popular classes on craftsy. Click here. Bruce works with a stovetop cooker; Mark, with an electric one. Along the way, they make incredible meals: glorious chicken soup, a crazy-cheesy casserole (in 5 minutes!), an Italian-inspired stew, and even (yes) cheesecake.

To get a discount on Bruce's Craftsy cooking class, click here. And you'll learn how to be a better cook in 7 simple lessons. He covers the differences between low temperature and high temperature roasting, stove top and oven braising, as well as pan frying, sauteeing and making amazing pan sauces. The recipes along the way include a Southwestern Braised Brisket and Skillet Rib Eye Steaks with a buttery chipotle tomato sauce.


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    Suze Cocktails

    Suze is a terrific summer cooler: refreshing and light, herbal, like a sweet amaro perhaps, not as astringent as campari. As we said, it tastes like you mowed your lawn while drinking vanilla soda and eating orange marmalade. Or something like that.

    We hope we can convince you. Give a listen to the podcast episode. To hear (and subscribe to) it on iTunes, click here. To hear it on stitcher, a radio aggregator, click here. To hear it in your own browser without any attachments, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

    We've got three cocktails. We figure you can reason out Suze and tonic. Maybe equal parts, maybe a little less tonic. And then here are the others. Each makes one cocktail. 



    • 1 ounce gin
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 ounce Suze
    • 1/2 ounce egg white (about 1 tablespoon)
    • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

     Shake all of the above with ice in a covered cocktail shaker until the outside of the shaker is chilled. Strain into a martini glass.



    • 1 1/2 ounces gin
    • 3/4 ounce white (or dry) vermouth
    • 3/4 ounce Suze

    STIR all of the above in a cocktail shaker with ice. Either strain it up in a old fashioned glass or even a double old fashioned glass--or strain it over fresh ice. Serve with twist of lemon. 



    You can find a ton of Suze cocktails on this site from which we adapted this cocktail. 

    • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
    • 1 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
    • 1/2 ounce Suze
    • 1/2 ounce St-Germain
    • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
    • 2 dashes of celery bitters

    Shake all the ingredients in a covered cocktail shaker with ice until the outside of the shaker frosts. Strain and serve up in a martini glass.

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