Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

As an espresso, it offers a better concentration of the flavors from the bean

Bake the Book: Crêpes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

My ate first real crepe while on a train from Paris to London. Right before I boarded, I ran around the station looking for a crepe shop to order a strawberry crepe. At last I found a little shop and they quickly wrapped it to go and off I went. While on the train as soon as I took the first bite, I was in love.

Bake the Book: 'CakeLove in the Morning'

World Peace Muffins, its a cinnamon roll in a muffin form.

Knead the Book: King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

whole grain flour is the best to add to cookies, it adds the slightly nutty flavor and provides hardy structure to the weak.

Bake the Book: 'One Girl Cookies'

Enrico Biscotti in Pittsburgh, PA!

Book Giveaway: Win A Signed Copy of 'Brewed Awakening'

Great Lakes, BABY!

From Behind the Bar: On Drinking for Free

The article is excellent at highlighting that we are not machines and that people in the food service industry really care about the products and the customers that they serve. It is really disappointing to read about people who believe bar tenders, waiters, and baristas are only in it for the tips because that is simply not true. We are trying to serve the best product possible as well as inform people on what they are consuming to add a new dimension to their food. It is important to remember that we are not machines, we are humans.

Bake the Book: 'Handheld Pies'

peach and blueberry crumble pie

Cook the Book: 'The Art of Eating Cookbook'

Culture Magazine, it's a little cheesy but i love it anyway!

Knead the Book: 'The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

When I first tried Sriracha the person across from me said, "that stuff will give you weird dreams!", well it hasn't, but I have been dreaming about eating it ever since! Add it to tomato sauce and what for the out of sight flavor explosion.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

Dark Chocolate Truffles from Rococo Chocolates in London, England. I wish I were eating one now.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Black that way I can taste the subtle flavors of the amazing liquid.

Woohoo! Cheap fraps that won't separate

I knew this would do the trick, I just haven't tried it. Have you ever tried guar gum?

Cold Drink Thickeners

thanks for the comments! what about guar gum? have you ever used it before does it produce the same results as xanthan gum?

Around the Caffeinated World: Ethiopia

I really liked this piece! I worked as a Barista this summer and became hooked on Ethiopian beans! The owner of the coffee shop where I worked had a small roaster and roasted his own beans. This summer he picked up a shipment of green Ethiopian Harrar, and the rest is history. It was the most amazing cup of coffee I have tried in my entire life. He also used it as an espresso, which was equally off the charts, and may I say maybe even a better way to enjoy it.

It's my 21st birthday, what should I drink first?

Thanks for all the amazing advice! I am glad to hear that people care about others' safety while drinking. I did not go crazy, I had a glass of wine with dinner, and it didn't affect me at all. I really liked it though, it was Dr. Loosen, a dry German Riesling. It tasted like crisp apples with a hint of pear. Although more exciting, tonight is 5X7 at Whole Foods, where they offer 5 different samplings of food and 5 samples of drinks (wine and beer)! Thanks for you thoughts and I look forward to trying a little of everything!

It's my 21st birthday, what should I drink first?

i have no idea what that even is

Oscar Mayer's Wienermobile Food Truck with Hawk Krall, Plus a Giveaway

Stadium mustard, sauerkraut, and sauteed onions crazy amazing on top of a delicious Oscar Mayer wiener-dog!

Cook the Book: 'Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese'

Mmmmm, cheese. Best way to have it is with crusty bread and a brilliant black currant jam.

Where to find classic British food in London

Thanks for all the responses! I heard about West Cornwall Pasty Co., but are there any local places that sell those delicious delicacies?

Where to find classic British food in London

@lorenzo I am loving the Indian food here! If you have any suggestions for Indian I am more than willing to take them.

Cook the Book: 'The Sriracha Cookbook'

Add it to hummus and wait for the fireworks!

Cook the Book: 'Appetite for Reduction'

Hummus or Baba! They are the most excellent animal free products ever!!

"not your grandma's cookies"

Is the phrase "not your grandma's cookies" a compliment to your grandmother or a negative statement about her? We are having a rather heated debate about it.

One side says it is a compliment because the phrase is being interpreted as the cookie will never live up to your grandmother's, but it is sure as heck as delicious.

The second side side says that it is a knock to grandma because grandma's cookies hold a special place in the heart of individuals whether they are good or bad and by saying these cookies are not your grandmas it is equating them to your grandmother's cookies, which can never be replaced.

Please help settle the debate, what are your thoughts?

The Kugel? Is it for breakfast or dessert?

This morning in my inbox I received a recipe for a Noodle and Apple Kugel, which sounds delicious, but the originator of the recipe said that they love to eat this Kugel for breakfast. And I was like, "WHAT, KUGEL FOR BREAKFAST?!" After scanning and analyzing the recipe again, I thought actually it's possible the Kugel to be a very sweet breakfast dish, I mean we eat doughnuts for breakfast. Let me know your thoughts and arguments whether for or against the idea of the Kugel as a breakfast dish.

Cold Drink Thickeners

I am making Frappes, an iced sweet blended coffee drink, but they are coming out too runny and not sweet enough. I am looking for a sweet powder thickener recipe that I could add to the Frappe to improve sweetness and thickness. Any suggestions?

It's my 21st birthday, what should I drink first?

September 4th is a really big day for me. It is my 21st birthday, and I will honestly be taking a sip of my first alcoholic beverage. The question is what do I drink first? Wine, beer, or something else? What beverage do you think is best to start drinking first? What was your first drink? I need all the advice I can get. Cheers!

The perfect Sidekick

If coffee or tea were the superhero to the story, what would be there perfect sidekick be? Essentially, I just want to know what do you like to eat with your coffee or tea.

Where to find classic British food in London

I am studying abroad in London, and of course I am trying to eat classic British food, but need some help. I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions as to where the best spots to get classic British fare are located and what are the very best classic dishes?

From Behind the Bar: On Drinking for Free

Things get complicated when you factor in one of the major tools that bartenders use to connect to their clientele: the buy-back. Buy-back, comp, promo; call it what you will. In every bar, there is a certain budget that allows for giving a customer a drink that they do not have to pay for. For those of us who work behind bars, the buy-back is a double-edged sword. More