GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1: Inspired Cuisine Crème Brûlée Mixes

Enjoy this delicious dessert at home. Photo courtesy Inspired Cuisine.   National Crème Brûlée Day is July 27th, but if you keep your pantry stocked with Inspired Cuisine Crème Brûlée Mix, you can enjoy the rich, creamy French custard any day. With these mixes, the custard is easy to make at home in a fraction… Continue reading “GOURMET GIVEAWAY #1: Inspired Cuisine Crème Brûlée Mixes”

TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb Burger Salad

We made reservations (a week in advance for an 8 p.m. slot!) at Five Napkin Burger in New York City’s theatre district. We arrived, wended our way through the packed room to our table, perused the list of burgers and placed our order. Before our (delicious) ahi tuna burger and bacon cheddar burger arrived, the… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb Burger Salad”

PRODUCT: Mango Vodka

It tastes like mango juice mixed with vodka. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE. There are a number of mango-flavored vodkas on the market: Absolut, Finlandia and Van Gogh, among others. We recently sat down with a bottle of Three Olives Mango Flavored Vodka, made with natural mango flavor. Drinking it in shots was… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Mango Vodka”

TIP OF THE DAY: Best Rice Pudding Recipe, With A Gourmet Twist

Here are five ways to raise your rice pudding recipe to fine-restaurant status. Try all of them to decide what you think makes the best rice pudding recipe. 1. Soak the raisins in Armagnac, Grand Marnier or other favorite liqueur. 2. Think beyond raisins: Create a medley of small dried fruits that includes raisins as… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Best Rice Pudding Recipe, With A Gourmet Twist”

PRODUCT: “Creamsicle” White Chocolate With Blood Orange Ganache

In the days before air conditioning, it wasn’t easy to sell fine chocolates in the summer. Cocoa butter, one of the major components of chocolate (the one that provides the creamy, luscious mouthfeel), melts at 93.4°F to 98°F. Hot weather can make a mess of a chocolatier’s hard work. To beat the heat, many chocolatiers… Continue reading “PRODUCT: “Creamsicle” White Chocolate With Blood Orange Ganache”