TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Ice Cubes In Vanilla Milk Or Cocktails

Today’s tip might be a natural for Valentine’s Day, but we like it even more for the cold drinks of summer. These chocolate ice cubes are the brainchild of the Parisian chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin. His Summer Chocolate Ice Cubes are simply a chocolate ice cream recipe that gets poured into ice cube trays instead of…
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RECIPE: Rosewater Raspberry Meringues

[1] Raspberries combine with rosewater in these pretty-in-pink meringues from Chef Ingrid Hoffmann. [2] Fresh raspberries from Driscoll’s Berries. [3] There are many uses for rosewater, in both food and beverages, and toiletries. Here’s a recipe for iced chai latte with rosemary from All Day I Dream Of Food.   We so enjoyed the red…
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FOOD FUN (For The Affluent): Lobster-Topped Guacamole

RA Sushi, a small restaurant group in the southern U.S., has imagination and class. With locations in Atlanta, Arizona (5 locations), Baltimore, Chicago, Florida (3), Leawood, Kansas, Las Vegas, Southern California (5) and Texas (6), sushi lovers can experience creations that the sushi bars we frequent can only aspire to. While neither sushi nor sashmi,…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Pistachio Nougat + Nougat History

If your Mother’s Day celebration includes nougat fans, whip up a batch of this Strawberry Pistachio Nougat from chef and cookbook author Samir Nosrat. Nougat (U.S. pronunciation: NOO-got, French pronounciation NOO-gah) is a family of chewy confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes, chopped candied fruit (photo #7, below).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Piñata Cake

Our job includes a lot of research, which often turns up surprising things. One of this is piñata cake, a concept that originated in the U.K. and is also popular in Australia. We also found it in Germany, called surprise cake. You don’t hit a piñata cake with a stick. It’s when you cut into…
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