BOOK GIFT: Fruit Cake ~ Recipes For The Curious Baker

Wait! Don’t run! We’re not talking about Aunt Patty’s brick-in-a-box. Here’s a stunner of a book by Jason Schreiber. He’s a favorite food stylist of Martha Stewart (she wrote the foreword). It’s not the cookbook you might imagine. The book could just have easily been called Fruit with Cake, or Cake and Fruit, or even…
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BLT Eggs Benedict Recipe With Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato

[1] Combine Eggs Benedict with a BLT, and add some avocado (both photos © First Watch). [2] The First Watch Cookbook. Get it here. [3] Arugula substitutes for the conventional iceberg or romaine lettuce (photo © Park Seed).   The classic breakfast favorite, Eggs Benedict, consists of an English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegan Desserts In A Great New Book

Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky, of Bittersweet Blog, is a regular contributor to THE NIBBLE. She has written six cookbooks! A long-time vegan, Hannah oriented her sweet tooth to creating vegan recipes for herself and others who want delicious cookies, cakes, pies and other sweets. Her sixth cookbook, Sweet Vegan Treats (photo #1) has just been…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turning Bland Foods Into Flavorful Foods

Two days ago we showed how to give international flair to poke, the Hawaiian spin on sashimi salad. Today, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky transforms one of the blandest foods in America (via Italy): gnocchi. Here, she makes a fusion dish of potato gnocchi and Indian spices (photo #1), to create “samosa* gnocchi,” inspired by the…
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FOOD FUN: 400 Food Histories

[1] Food histories from A (almonds, apple brown betty, avocado and 14 more), to Z… [2] Zucchini bread (photo #1 courtesy Tio Gazpacho, photo #2 courtesy Betty Crocker). [3] The Edible Series books have deep histories of foods and beverages. [4] A historical novel for lovers of great food and intrigue. Get your copy on…
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