TIP OF THE DAY: Special Cake Fillings

[1] A pumpkin naked cake with a filling of whipped cream and fresh raspberries (photo courtesy Driscoll’s Berries. [2] A white chocolate cake filled with whipped cream and chopped dried apricots. Here’s the recipe from Epicurious. [3] Chocolate cake with red velvet cake filling, based on cream cheese. Here’s the recipe from Cook The Story.…
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PRODUCTS: Five More Favorite Foods & Beverages

Another roundup of some recently discovered “favorites,” in alphabetical order. 1. BAI BUBBLES Bai became a hot brand with its Bai 5 line of five-calorie drinks in great-tasting fruit flavors. Now, the brand has a carbonated line, Bai Bubbles: a “sparkling antioxidant infusion” in 11.5-ounce cans. We’re not inveterate soda drinkers, but Bai Bubbles achieves…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Truffled Scrambled Eggs

[1] If you have to ask, you can’t afford it: a bounty of white truffle shaved onto scrambled eggs (photo © George Guarino | Eataly | Chicago. [2] The affordable version (photo © Saveur, along with their recipe to make perfect scrambled eggs).   For the wealthy gourmet, there are truffled scrambled eggs that consist…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Seafood Crudo Or Beef Carpaccio

Carpaccio (beef) and crudo (seafood) are easy to make, and present themselves as a sophisticated dish that took you a lot longer to prepare. If you eat sushi, sashimi, steak tartare and other raw preparations, it’s a dish you can easily make at home. From the earliest times, fishermen have eaten their catch on board,…
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