A Luxurious Dessert | Strawberries, Red Wine, Sriracha

My palate has wanderlust again.  I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Vietnamese food and the influences the French left behind.  I have a hankering for Pho.  I’m desperate for a good bánh mì. So it should come as no surprise that when I was invited to put together a dessert recipe Yagööt and the… Read More A Luxurious Dessert | Strawberries, Red Wine, Sriracha

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French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier

I have a new pastry crush. It’s on Michelle from Pâtisserie Lallier.  She is a French-taught (Le Cordon Bleu, natch) pastry chef that has an almost mystical way about guimauves (that’s marshmallows to you and me).  Her Crème de Violette ones are particularly swoon-worthy.  The chocolate ones already have a loyal following. And wouldn’t you… Read More French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier

Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles

It’s not the holidays without at least one cookie exchange. This year I wanted to make a traditional cookie (the ubiquitous crinkle) with just a slight kick.  Enter Sichuan pepper: not related at all to black peppercorns or chili peppers, it’s used most commonly in Chinese and Japanese cooking.  It is a most unusual spice,… Read More Cookie Exchange | Chocolate-Sichuan Pepper Crinkles