Bakers are falling for rye, using the "it" grain in breads and pastries. Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground, a flour mill in Asheville, North Carolina, ran out of rye last year and had to find more. A baker herself, Lapidus has long been a fan
The holidays wouldn't feel complete without towering cookie platters and magnificent pastries, but crimson-hued poached pears boast all of the beauty and drama of the season without all those pesky calories.
I have a sweet tooth that goes into overdrive during the holidays, distracted by every
I recently broke a favorite Pyrex covered-glass casserole I’ve had for years, and I was surprised by how upset I was over the mishap. Things break, and every cook has dropped and smashed dishes and glasses or ruined frypans and other kitchen tools from time
The week separating Christmas from New Year's can be a strange dead zone in culinary terms. We may be eating leftovers from Christmas dinner, but by the 27th we're sick of those.
New Year's Eve tends to be more about partying and drinking than comfort food.
In a country in which wine making is still predominantly a white, largely male profession, South Africa's first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela, is a pioneer: her latest achievement, the creation of her own brand, Aslina. Biyela is no novice to wine making, having brought
Christmas tea blends are a nice way to add some holiday spirit to your daily routine. Christmas tea blends and the similar masala chai tea often include black tea, clove, cinnamon and orange peel, with some variations adding vanilla, fruit, nuts, pine needles, cinnamon candies
I watched the lined-up buckets fill with brackish brown water as they sat on a bare concrete floor, wet with icy cold water. Not far from them were snow-white blocks of almost-finished product in wooden containers, undergoing a final drying process.
What a stark contrast. This
If you have a baker on your holiday list, a baking guide will be a surefire hit. If you don't already have one in mind, here's a tour of some of the best bread baking guides around.
These books are part instructional guidebook, and part biography