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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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Tell If A Pear Is Ripe…& Ways To Serve Pears

https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/janick-papers/pearinhistory.pdf
http://www.foodtimeline.org/fruit.html#pears
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/types-and-varieties-of-pears-delicious-recipes-article

HOLIDAY GIFT: Vosges Healer Collection ~ Chocolate Alchemy Truffles

[1] Vosges Haut Chocolat’s brilliant box for Holiday 2020: Chocolate Alchemy Truffles (all photos © Vosges Chocolate). [2] A close-up of the insides shows how beautifully artistic each detail is. To give you an idea of the size, the spheres and triangles are the size of regular bonbons. For the large orbs: Bring a knife!…
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