GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Walkers Shortbread

If you dine with a sophisticated crowd, enter this week’s Gourmet Giveaway for your chance to win one of the world’s favorite shortbreads—gussied up for special occasions with chocolate enrobing. Each day of this week’s contest, Walkers Shortbread is giving five winners three of their gourmet “shortbreads with a twist.” All the cookies are covered…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Baked Alaska Day

It’s easy to make! Photo of Baked Alaska by Sergey Kashkin | IST. February 1st is National Baked Alaska Day. This dazzling dessert is a masterpiece of chemistry: an ice cream cake topped with meringue and baked in the oven until the meringue browns. Yes, frozen ice cream is baked in an oven! The concept…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Chips For Sweet Potato Month

February is Sweet Potato Month. Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving—they’re delicious year-round and are more nutritious than white potatoes. For a fun family treat, make sweet potato chips—a delicious snack or side to any meat or vegetarian dinner. Get the recipe for sweet potato chips. Don’t like salt? Make this sweet potato cheesecake and…
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BOOK: For Prospective Culinary Students

This quick read can tell you if you should seriously consider a culinary career. Want a career change? Can’t find a job in the recession? Love to cook? Many people consider careers as a chef de cuisine, pastry chef or caterer. But what’s the reality versus the dream? Some insights come from Dorothy Cann Hamilton,…
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