Are any serious eaters out there that are also cake decorators? I'm talking about fully blown wedding or sculpted cakes with gumpaste, fondant, the works. I've been researching all of the different books out there, reading all of the reviews on Amazon, etc, but I'm just not 100% sold on what books to invest in. Do you have any personal recommendations? Do you have a go to reference book? I have Toba Garrett and Elisa Strauss books from my time in pastry school but I'm looking for more.
I just received a small amount of red currants from my CSA yesterday. Does anyone have any recipes that are proven (I don't want to waste these beauties on something untested) and are good for a small amount? I don't think I have enough for jam. I'm looking for sweet not savory recipes. Thanks in advance!
As I mentioned in another talk point, I got my first CSA delivery of the season yesterday. In it was the most confusing item that made me literally google "purple vegetable" to figure out what it was. Turns out it was kohlrabi. Now that I actually know what it is, what do I do with it? Any suggestions?
With the season fast approaching, I have a craving to go strawberry picking this year. Does anyone know a good place to try? I live in Manhattan, but I have family and car access in Orange County (NY, of course) and Nassau (south shore).
I bought my first bag of Meyer lemons last night on a whim at my overpriced grocery store. Now what? I probably have a stack of recipes that I've cut out over the years, but does anyone have a tried and true recipe that they can give me? I don't want to experiment on something and have it fail. Wasting money is not something I want to do! I prefer dessert recipes, if possible. I have a lemon loving mother-in-law and a family gathering on Friday. Help?
Saint Patty's Day, my butt. Did anyone realize that we missed St Urho's Day yesterday? Does anyone else celebrate this obscure and ridiculous holiday like my family does? If so, do you make anything? I usually make pulla, but that's it... Any suggestions so I'm prepared next year?
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