Food has become super cool! We're a curious generation and we'll mix and match different ingredients to see what new concoctions we can come up with. Now whether it's acceptable to our palate is another story, but we are willing to try.
Across the ocean, far away there lies a magical city that puts Brooklyn, San Francisco and all other major capitals of hip-ness to shame. Some call it paradise. Others the new Shangri-La. You can call it Berlin.
Before you order an espresso at a Seattle coffee bar, you can often read where the coffee beans came from, how those beans were roasted--and even a short résumé of the barista who's making your cup. Such passion made Seattle a shoo-in to win the title of best coffee city.
As you format those resumes and starch those aprons, here are some lessons learned from the kitchen -- a helpful guide for the untrained pastry aspirant and a refresher course for the culinary student.
Food can evoke cherished memories, many of which are formed during childhood. Summer vacation is the perfect opportunity to create and share culinary memories with children. My daughter and I have been making these memories since she was in her high chair.
This week, it was all about the experience. My tastes this week took on a performative air as I braved the wait at Ippudo, submerged gelato in hot espresso and drank expertly crafted coffee in the company of strangers in the rain.