There is a multitude of conflicting advice out there on how to make the “perfect” cheesecake. While everyone seems to agree you simply must bake it in a water bath, there seems to be much debate on the type of pan. Many Internet sources say to use a springform pan. However, in culinary class theyRead more
My grandmother loves fruit with chocolate. You name it, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered banana, basically if you cover any fruit in chocolate, she’s happy. Every Mother’s day, birthday, and Hanukkah I always go to my local chocolate shop and get her orangettes which I have learned are French for chocolate covered orange peel. And here I thought the famous blog Orangette was a made up word like Bakerella (which I am assuming is a pun on Barbarella). Who knew?
Red Velvet Cake seems to be a specialty of everyone’s grandmother who grew up in the South. However, being a Yankee, I only heard of it a few years ago. Now people seem to rave about it so I spent the last few years tasting red velvet cake at every southern restaurant we went to. It just seemed to be yellow cake mix with red food coloring. I was perplexed. I mean that can’t be what all the fuss was about. No way.
February 5 is World Nutella Day. That’s right boys and girls, there is actually a holiday to celebrate Nutella. Every year a day is set aside for us to rejoice in the splendor that is Nutella. Now while this seems rather odd, I mean a holiday to celebrate a spread, really?, I can’t imagine a food more deserving.
My first trip to Paris was 19 years ago. It was there that I first experienced what I now consider true hot chocolate. I was in a cafe on the left bank. I forget the name but it was famous for being the preferred haunt of the surrealists. I ordered opera cake and a chocolatRead more