yogurt panna cotta with balsamic strawberries

It seems like food photography is all the rage these days, and just about everybody who is anybody has become a food paparazzo in some form or another… whether it’s snapping photos at a restaurant or showing off our own food creations with a food blog (guilty, as charged). Somehow, though, the idea behind food photography has become an artful display of illusions and props… making food look good no matter what. What most of us assume as food photography is actually the clever works behind a food [...]

perfect boiled eggs

A simple delight and a classic food find, the boiled egg is to the culinary world as the little black dress is to the world of fashion: it’s one of those things that never seem to go out of style and for good reason! The incredible, edible egg is one of nature’s most finest foods, packed with protein and loaded with vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats and antioxidants. And even with all that, a large egg only has about 70 calories… incredible, indeed!

Boiling an egg is definitely a no-brainer… [...]

frozen nougat with cherry coulis

When it’s the middle of summer and the sun’s out shining, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the temperature’s climbing, I don’t know about you, but I definitely start screaming for some ice cream! Before culinary school, I had no idea making homemade ice cream was so easy… all it takes is some quality ingredients, a great flavor combination, and of course, an ice cream maker, which unfortunately for me, was the one thing I was missing =/

But, of course, I wasn’t going to let an [...]

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