Archive for July, 2011

Love Your Gazpacho

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Dear Chef Sylvia,

I love love love your Gazpacho, and would love to make it. How do you make it and can I make it without the heat (my husband doesn’t like spicy).




Orange, NJ

Catering Dilemma

Thursday, July 21st, 2011


I have a small catering business and handle weddings for under a hundred to intimate dinner parties for two. One of my clients that we handled his proposal dinner to his betrothed, fell in love with a recipe we did for him. It involves a desert we call cherry scrumble, and it involves a hot fresh made custard served with it. He insist we serve it as his wedding. How can I assure hot service and maintain quality for a wedding of 125 sit down reception and also not slow service to a crawl.

Your advice greatly appreciated.

Chef William Higginbotham