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Dark Chocolate Espresso Madeleines

  From the moment I bought my first madeleine pans and started creating my own recipes, I tried to pack as much chocolate into the batter as I could. This trait served me well when I entered the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Great American Chocolate Cookie Contest at the San Francisco Fair in 1980 and won [...]

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WIN A Delicious Soup Prize Pack!

  It’s cooling off outside and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, orange and brown. Which means one thing in our world… SOUP! Thanks to our friends at Happy Planet Soups, we’re pairing up to give you the opportunity to win 1 of 10 exclusive prizes that contains a copy of The Soup [...]

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Tom Yum Soup

  From Sharon Hapton, Founder, Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers “This recipe came from a girl called Sayon whom I met on a trip to Cambodia. Her determination to take care of her family and perseverance to succeed, despite great hardship, had a big impact on me.” —Sharon Hapton Makes about 4 servings 4 cups [...]

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How To Stock A Pantry

  A meal begins with your ingredients. What’s in your pantry right now? Canned beans? Spices? A jar of tomato sauce? Congratulations— you have everything you need to make dinner right now (we’re thinking a saucy stew of chickpeas and tomato over pasta or sautéed kale). A helpful pantry is one that helps you cook [...]

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Caramelized Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Chanterelles

  From Jason Scharf, Broth Brother “When my Aunt Sharon (Hapton) asked me to come up with a soup recipe, I was inspired by a trip to the Calgary Farmers’ Market and the amazing in-season vegetables on display there.” —Jason Scharf Makes about 6 servings Roasted Chanterelles and Corn 12 oz (375 g) chanterelle mushrooms, [...]

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Italian Kits Make Perfect Gifts

  Everyone loves Italian food, and this simple dinner kit will go down a treat. Just add some good-quality pasta and a generous lump of Parmesan to finish off the gift. For the Basil pesto: Preparation : 15 minutes Makes: about 12oz 1 small clove garlic 1 cup pine nuts toasted 2 cups basil leaves [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Blonde Macaroons

  These are incredibly easy to make and are amazing when dipped in Chocolate. Eating them straight out of the dehydrator is the raw version of eating cookies straight out of the oven . . . Betcha can’t eat just one! Print Blonde Macaroons Yield: 12 macaroons Ingredients3/4 cup cashews, not soaked 1 1/2 cups [...]

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How to Properly Pour Beer

  Having stored the beer carefully, made sure it’s at the correct temperature and selected the right glass, there is one last step for a delightful beer experience: the proper pour. This may seem like a bit of a production at first, requiring some focus and concentration, but it quickly becomes second nature. There are [...]

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4 Types of Food Trends

  David Sax’s uncovers the world of food trends in his new book The Tastemakers: Where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up. Check out this handy infographic below sharing some fun facts from his new book, which goes on sale May 27, 2014.   The Tastemakers: Why Some Food Trends [...]

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