| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Starbucks was buzzing, which was to be expected considering it was just after 8:30 a.m. Still, the line moved swiftly, and within moments, the only customers ahead of me were a woman and her preschool-aged son. She ordered first.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Others may consider chocolate simply another delicious treat. But for chocolatier Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, passion for cacao beans has allowed her to travel in search of new tastes. Now, she's partnering with a Central American...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Total time: 50 minutes, plus 2 1/2 hours rising time
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
3/4 cup milk, divided
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons cardamom seeds, crushed using a mortar and...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for work surface and baking pan
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups matzo cake meal, about
1 cup whole almonds
Beat sugar, salt, oil...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Active Work Time: 30 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Note: Some gourmet markets sell peeled hazelnuts. Or toast raw hazelnuts on a baking sheet at 350 degrees until lightly browned, shaking sheet occasionally, about...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Luca Wine Bar and Italian Seafood
7 Main St., Redding, (203) 286-5617, lucawinebar.com
When there's an Italian restaurant on every corner, how does one distinguish itself? Luca Wine Bar & Italian Seafood in Georgetown focuses on seafood and an...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Drinking just got even more social.
A Scotland-based brewery has created what it’s calling the world’s first “Twitter beer.” BrewDog brewery had its Twitter followers, Facebook fans and blog readers vote on ingredients for a beer...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Melbourne's Christine Overly is a semifinalist in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off's Simple Sweets and Starters category but she needs online votes to move on to the finals and a chance to win the $1 million top prize. Overly's recipe is Warm Hazelnut...
| Jan 18, 2013
What's not to like about a restaurant that requires you to ride an elevator to a rooftop dining room?
There we were, in the lobby of the Miami Culinary Institute in downtown Miami, where a charming woman corralled us into a car and set us on our way...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Not so long ago, nutrition experts cautioned people to avoid nuts, as they were considered a "fatty" food. During the "fat-free" era of the 1980s, people across the country shunned fat -- no matter its source. Now, health researchers have come full...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Not so long ago, nutrition experts cautioned people to avoid nuts, as they were considered a "fatty" food. During the "fat-free" era of the 1980s, people across the country shunned fat--no matter its source. Now, health researchers have come full circle,...