I'm going to be in the city from March 14-March 23, and I was thinking of taking some cooking classes or foodie tours/workshops while I'm there. I checked ICE and the CIA, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
I'm one of the younger serious eaters around here, so excuse me if I sound ignorant!
I recently tried truffles for the first time, shaved over a dish of rigatoni in a light cream sauce. But I didn't "get" them.
Based on all I've read about truffles, I had always thought that they would really elevate a dish to something incredible. They did add a subtle earthiness to the pasta, but not enough to justify the price!
Am I missing something here? Am I unable to taste the magic of truffles?!
I was just playing around on webMD's symptom checker (c'mon- who hasn't?), trying to figure out why my ear has been hurting for the past few days, when I came across a medical condition called synesthesia.
Apparently, with some forms of the condition people can "taste" their words! They associate a certain taste with different words. There's one guy who tastes cold bacon when he says "jail".
here's the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexical-gustatory_synesthesia
Papa John's has a way of being convenient and consistent but nothing remarkable. And so it didn't come as a surprise that their newest specialty pizza, the Sausage Sensation, wasn't anything remarkable, either. It's a regular pizza with three kinds of sausage (spicy Italian, sweet, and smoked sausage), red and green peppers, onions and Italian herb seasoning. And when they say herb seasoning, they mean garlic.
I was so excited to see Stonewall Kitchen's new S'mores Brownie Mix ($10.95), which combines toasted marshmallows and rich chocolate with a buttery graham cracker crust to boot! When they were finally finished baking, the marshmallows were crispy and brown on top, as if burnished by an actual campfire.