Featured Food Blogger

Danielle Sucher

Danielle Sucher is the author of Habeas Brulee, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

what is your family's origin?
My father grew up here in Brooklyn. His family comes from Horodenka, which is now in the Ukraine. Three brothers came to New York in 1902 to start a vest factory, and from them, all things followed. My mother's side of the family had a harder journey. Her parents grew up in Hungary, where they lived until they were taken to Auschwitz. They survived the camps and returned to Hungary, only to face persecution from the Communists. Again they escaped, and fled to Israel, where they helped found Moshav Beirutaim. From there, they came to Brooklyn, NY, where my grandmother still lives today.

Where do you get your culinary inspiration from?
Everywhere! There is inspiration all around us. It helps that my partner is a brilliant cook, and we bounce ideas off of each other all the time.

Why did you start blogging?
I read a lot of food blogs, and I wanted to participate in some of the wonderful blogging events out there. Blogging about food helps keep me focused and creative, and I have a found a wonderful community of cooks and artists along the way.

whats your favorite thing about cooking?
It is an art form, an act of creativity and technical skill, which actually has practical value to each and every one of us. And as my mother always says, food is love.

Besides cooking what is something you like do on your spare time?
I spend as much time as possible at my local glassblowing studio, creating blown glass vessels. You can see photos of some of my work here:

Here are some of Danielle's favorite recipes from her blog:
Cocoa Nib caramel almond butter nougat bars
Amaretto brownies with saffron creme anglaise and bee pollen spice mix
Stewed garlicky black bean spare ribs
Pomegranate ginger saffron braised lamb neck
Toltott Kaposzta Stuffed Cabbage