US Bakes of America: Cake week guidelines

Original brief: Create a cake modeled on the classic Boston Cream Pie. You must complete the bake in 3 hour, whereupon you will place your cake into the refrigerator for an hour before slicing. Centerpiece brief: Create an impressive decorated cake with at least two tiers. You must use a batter that forms a light … Continue reading US Bakes of America: Cake week guidelines

Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

Falafel. Glorious falafel. Although Egypt can be credited as the origin of this dish, I believe falafel is a true Israeli national dish. I served this with a salad and you can have them in a pita if you are bread kings and queens like my kiddos. These particular falafel really celebrate sesame seeds and … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked nation, geographically split bridging continental Europe and Asia. This intercontinental trait has enhanced and enriched the culture of this Eurasian country. This duality along with the traditional nomadic lifestyle of historic Kazakhstan has influenced the cuisine. Lacking access to human food grade horse meat meant that I couldn't make … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam