FOOD 101: Sponge Cake History & Types

August 23rd is National Sponge Cake Day. It celebrates an airy cake that’s just right for summer, garnished with fresh berries and whipped cream.   THE HISTORY OF SPONGE CAKE The modern sponge cake dates to Europe in the early 19th century. Precursors were cookie-sized treats called biscuit bread and sponge fingers (a.k.a. boudoir biscuits,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Food In A Rocks Glass

One way to make food more interesting is to serve it in (or on) an unusual vessel. Chefs at better restaurants are always looking for more interesting presentations, serving food on everything from bricks of Himalayan Pink Salt to slate tiles and cutting boards. Consumer magazines contribute their own ideas, styling food in hollowed-out oranges…
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