About Keda Black

Keda Black

Keda Black likes to say she learned to cook by eating with her grandmother, listening to her mother, and following recipes to the letter. Her books, including The Student’s Cookbook and Sauce Basics impart to readers a repertoire of simple, versatile, and varied dishes that are mostly timeless classics enhanced by little ideas picked up here and there. @KedaBlack

A bowl of easy gazpacho with ice cubes floating in it on a silver plate with a spoon and a few crostini.

Easy Gazpacho

Perhaps the easiest gazpacho recipe ever, this Spanish classic will have you swearing off takeout all summer long.

The ingredients for quick blender Hollandaise sauce, including egg yolks, half a lemon in a reamer, melted butter, and salt and pepper shakers.

Quick Blender Hollandaise

This quickie hollandaise has all the luxuriant loveliness of the classic sauce yet comes together in just five minutes. Ideal for entertaining. Or the unabashedly lazy.