PRODUCT: Soy-Go Lactose Free Creamer

Can’t have milk in your coffee? Try SOY GO.   One of our staff was recently diagnosed with lactose intolerance. She switched to lactose-free milk and so did the rest of our office (no sense having multiple cartons of milk, and lactose-free tastes the same as regular milk). However, she found herself out of luck…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chocolate Curls

We have lots of chocolate bars and pieces of chocolate that have been nibbled on for reviews, as well as blocks of couverture chocolate (used for baking). When life gives you extra chocolate bars, make chocolate curls. Also known as shaved chocolate, the curls can be used to garnish cake, ice cream, pudding, hot chocolate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Ice Cream Or Sorbet “Demitasse”

An easy and impressive ice cream dessert. Photo courtesy Talenti Gelato.   Here’s an ice cream recipe idea for a sweet yet light ending to a big dinner: ice cream demitasse. Use your demitasse (espresso) cups to serve small portions of ice cream or sorbet. They will be just enough to qualify as dessert, but…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto

Fruit ices are thousands of years old, dating back to ancient China. But gelato, the first type of ice cream (see below for the difference between the two), is comparatively recent. It likely dates to Florence, Italy in the late 16th century. Some culinary historians believe that a multi-talented genius named Bernardo Buontalenti created gelato.…
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FUN: Iced Tea Facts & Trivia

The Tea-Over-Ice Brewing Pitcher from Tea Forte.   Eighty percent of the tea drunk in the U.S. is bottled tea, meant to be served cold. Who invented iced tea? It’s possible that centuries ago, some wealthy* person (or servant) in the tea-growing nations of Ceylon, China, India or Japan may have taken some ice from…
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