Marge Perry & David Bonom

Marge Perry is an author and a teacher. David Bonom is a recipe developer, food writer and restaurant consultant.

Marge Perry writes, teaches, broadcasts and speaks about cooking, food, nutrition and travel. In her capacity as a syndicated food columnist for Newsday, Contributing Editor for Cooking Light and “Ask the Expert” columnist for; through the articles she writes for The New York Times, Self, Prevention, More, Coastal Living, Relish, and Health; and through her appearances on television and radio, Marge is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone who cooks, eats and travels. She is also the publisher of her blog, A Sweet and Savory Life.

David Bonom, CCP is a recipe developer, food writer, and restaurant consultant. He is a contributing editor to Cooking Light Magazine and his writing and development clients include Weight Watchers International Publications, Weight Watchers Magazine, Rodale, Self, Health Magazine, Fine Cooking, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Prevention Magazine, Lightstyles, Publications International Ltd., USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), The Peanut Council, California Fig Growers, California Pluot Growers, and the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

Articles & Recipes by Marge Perry & David Bonom

  • Hot Chocolate (3)

    Hot Chocolate


    Have the best-ever instant—but made from scratch—hot chocolate when you keep Chocolate Mix on hand. Continue reading

  • Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream

    Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream


    Like Rocky Road, only waaaay better, this ice cream has swirls of our basic chocolate mixture, marshmallow crème and chopped walnuts. Continue reading

  • Mocha Ice Cream Cake

    Mocha Melted Ice Cream Cake


    Sound crazy? We thought so too, until we created this incredibly moist, stupendously flavorful cake by using melted ice cream in the batter. You won’t believe how good it is until you make it yourself. Continue reading

  • Decadent Chocolate Sauce (2)

    Decadent Chocolate Sauce


    This rich, deep chocolate sauce is just the thing for true chocolate lovers. For those of you who prefer your chocolate a little more mellow, simply add more cream. Continue reading

  • Chocolate Mix

    Chocolate Mix


    This is where it all begins—the basis for chocolate treats like Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream, Decadent Chocolate and Hot Chocolate Sauce. Make a batch and bottle it for holiday gifts—but be sure to set some aside for you! Continue reading

  • Oysters Three Ways

    Oysters Three Ways: Raw, Fried and Baked


    You can make and serve any one of these preparations on its own, or combine all three in one impressive, fabulous first course. We like to serve the fried oysters over a bed of spinach, but they may also be served on any kind of leafy salad, or on their own on a plate. Continue reading

  • Creamy Polenta with Aged Cheddar Cheese recipe image 2

    Creamy Polenta with Aged Cheddar Cheese


    Vary the cheese to suit the entrée with which you serve this creamy, rich . Continue reading

  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts  recipe-2

    Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Sicilian Greens


    The salty sweet combination is irresistible—as is the savory bacon “cloak”! Continue reading

  • Cocoa and Black Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Bacon Butter - 1

    Cocoa and Black Pepper Crusted New York Strip Steaks with Bacon Butter


    Cocoa with steak? Yes! Cocoa actually enhances the meaty flavor, as does the pepper. (But then, you already knew that about black pepper…) Serve this and ask guests to try to figure out your secret ingredient. Continue reading

  • Scallops with Orange-Hazelnut Brown Butter recipe 2

    Scallops with Orange-Hazelnut Brown Butter


    Sweet and subtle scallops deserve a fresh, nutty sauce with a delicate balance of bright citrus and rich butter. Continue reading

  • Roasted Sea Bass with Quick Kimchi - recipe 2

    Roasted Sea Bass with Quick Kimchi


    This wildly flavorful and beautiful dish (which happens to also be healthful) is as impressive tasting as it is looking. Continue reading

  • Strawberry Pound Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream recipe

    Strawberry Pound Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream


    Bits of fresh strawberries punctuate this rich cake with a dense, smooth texture and fine, golden crumb. Continue reading

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