Macarons Around the Blogosphere and Books

While looking through my friends’ posts on Google Reader, I came across my friend S’s shared item on Francois Payard’s Macaron Day NYC 2010.  You can also go straight to the source at the official web site, MacaronDayNYC.com.  I don’t think she knew of my fascination with these things, having procured 3 (hazelnut, coffee and… Continue reading Macarons Around the Blogosphere and Books

Kitchen Science As Demonstrated By a Bad Batch of Burfi

I wish I could have had Alton Brown in my kitchen tonight as I attempted to make my own recipe for chocolate/cardamom burfi.  Because he would have explained to me afterwards why my melted chocolate and reduced evaporated milk mixture turned into such an ugly, oily mess. Let’s start at the beginning.  The recipe that… Continue reading Kitchen Science As Demonstrated By a Bad Batch of Burfi

"…because the stories that are served with food matter."

Besides food, I love books.  Needless to say, I love books about food.  Books are probably the first things that I fell in love with growing up.  And through my love of books, I developed a love of certain authors.  After reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, I decided I would read every book… Continue reading "…because the stories that are served with food matter."