Archive for October, 2015
Soft and chewy, crispy and crunchy — no matter how you like them, cookies are one of America’s favorite hand-held desserts. In fact, Americans eat over 2 billion cookies a year, equaling around 300 cookies for each citizen of the United States. That’s a lot of cookies. And because Americans eat so many cookies, there are a ton of flavors out there. From chocolate chip cookies to snickerdoodle to salted caramel creme, gourmet cookies are becoming an increasingly popular item in today’s foodie-centric culture. More and more, one can find contemporary, nuanced twists on classic cookie combinations.
But what about the old favorites? While tiramisu and lemon pistachio cookies are delicious <
Microgreens are great additions to many dishes and meals but you can be forgiven for not knowing much about them, even if you consider yourself to be a ?foodie? because they are still relatively new on scene. Chefs in San Francisco began adding them to their cuisines in the 1980s. It took a while for them to really catch on due to the fact that few people know how to grow microgreens. In fact, the trend stayed in California until about 1998 when they began to pop up on menus across the country. What are microgreens? Microgreens are basically younger versions of many of the salad vegetables most people use all the time such as arugula, Swiss Chart and beetroot. When the leaves are picked jus
If you enjoy cooking, chances are you love to experiment with different ingredients to put unique twists on your dishes. One of the best ways to do that is through the use of spices and herbs. With just small amounts of one, you can make a big impact. You can also mix and match for new and exciting flavors.
The great thing about using herbs and spices is that you get incredible flavor without using much and while maintaining the healthiness of a dish. This means that not only will you save money by not having to constantly replenish the ingredient, but that you’ll also be able to enjoy healthy cooking.
Herbs and spices such as fennel and dill pollen have amazing health benefits. For example, they all have a