Food

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 25, 2018 /
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Salivating over the various bakery finds – from oversized carrot-cake muffins heavy with icing and thick slices of flourless chocolate cake, I came across an intriguing find: vegan chocolate mouse. Packaged in a nondescript plastic cup with a gold "VEGAN" label, I thought at best it would satisfy my sweet tooth and at worst it would taste a bit like chocolate-imbued gritty pudding.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Eating Like an Empress – Hungary's Gerbeaud Slices

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 27, 2018 /
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Visits to coffee houses were a frequent indulgence when I live in Vienna in my early twenties – my drink of choice was velvety hot chocolate slathered with just-whipped heavy cream, dusted with cocoa powder.

My other indulgence? Pastries.

Eclairs, steamed cakes, moussed slices, meringues, puff pastries – the coffee house cases always seemed stocked with some new-to-me delicacy just waiting to be sampled.

Travel Writers’ Guide: Best Irish Recipes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 14, 2018 /
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Whether you’re making a special dinner for St Patrick’s Day, or you’d just like to infuse the goodness of Ireland into your meals, chances are that you’re probably looking for some excellent Irish recipes. Never fear, dear reader! I’ve collated the best of Irish recipes, from travel writers in the know (you’ll recognize many of them from our Best of Ireland: An A-Z Guide), and a few B&Bs in Ireland.

Exploring the Flavors of Cuba with Photographer and Cookbook Author Liza Gershman

by Culinary Spelunker / Feb 26, 2018 /
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Anchoring the string of Caribbean islands that includes Haiti, Puerto Rico, Montserrat, and others, Cuba is home to a cross-section of people – and cuisines. For years, the country has been relatively inaccessible to tourists, especially those from the U.S. And while U.S.-Cuban relations remain tenuous, the easing of travel restrictions have made it possible for visitors to start exploring the island, the largest in the Caribbean, and one distinguished for its natural splendor.

Carnival Sweets for Fat Tuesday ~ Castagnole, Italian Fritters

by Ashley in Italy / Feb 13, 2018 /

What better way to celebrate Carnival & Fat Tuesday than with fritters fried in pork fat?! Castagnole are a specialty of Carnevale and eaten across Italy during this period. Pastry shops are filled with Italian fritters drizzled in honey or rolled in sugar with the ruby colored alkermes liquor atop.

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

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Have you ever read a cookbook and had to stop at the VERY FIRST RECIPE to make it? Such is the case with Ken Haedrich's The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet and Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Falvors of Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables

I love it. 

The Harvest Baker: the Cookbook You Really Need In Your Life & Recipe for Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

How to Make Chinese Dumplings

by adriscoll / Sep 26, 2017 /
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Jiao zi (dumplings, 饺子) have been an integral part of Chinese culture for as long as anyone remembers.

Irish Recipes: Guinness Stew and Brown Bread

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Sep 11, 2017 /
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It's a cold, rainy, blustery fall day here in Michigan. Immediately, my thoughts turn to warm, comforting Irish recipes. Yes, I remember many cold rainy days in County Kerry, and eating the best Guinness Beef Stew, accompanied by that lovely classic Irish Brown Bread. Here are two recipes that I love to make.

Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

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Foodie Finds: Mercer Hall, Stratford, Ontario

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

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Love chocolate? Looking for an easy and delicious globally-inspired dessert recipe? You’ll love these Brazilian Brigadeiro! Not only are these chewy bon bons super easy to make, they’ll satisfy any chocolate craving.  

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro

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