RECIPE: Strawberry Shortcake – Tiramisu Fusion

[1] Today’s recipe: an Italian spin on strawberry shortcake (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] You can buy strawberries year-round, but summer strawberries are (no surprise) the sweetest (photo courtesy California Strawberries). A traditional strawberry shortcake combines strawberry, whipped cream and biscuits. It might have been a way to use leftover biscuits (photo courtesy Driscoll’s…
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PRODUCT: A New Manual Coffee Grinder

Everything is cyclical, even mundane household appliances like the coffee grinder. In centuries past, coffee beans were ground manually. Depending on your age, your great-grandmother ground beans in a rectangular wood or metal mill (or combination) with a ceramic burr. The grains fell into a drawer underneath the mechanism. But technology marches on: first to…
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RECIPE: More Stout-And-Sweet Recipes

Following our recent recipes for Chocolate Cheesecake Stout Pops and a Chocolate Stout Float, we have stout for breakfast (French toast) and stout for dessert (a rich chocolate cake). Why stout? Stout is more popular in recipes than other beers because its more robust flavor carries through in the cooked recipe. Here are the history…
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FOOD FUN: Lumberjack Cake

This impressive Lumberjack Cake was created by Elizabeth Marek of Artisan Cake Company of Portland, Oregon, and author of Visual Guide to Cake Decorating. Another of her works of art is the Lumberjack Cake, inspired by her husband, who chopped down their Christmas tree in a lumberjack jacket. Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies Bakeshop in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Circular Plating, Trending With Chefs

Often, what makes the familiar exciting again is presentation. We love this circular plating trend, exemplified by these three salads and a main course. You can use the technique for any course that goes onto a plate. For the past couple of years, we’ve noticed the trend creeping up among creative restaurant chefs. It’s not…
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