Welcome to Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we peruse food sections of various national newspapers in search of inspiration for a weekend cooking project. We hope you'll cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.
Say what you will about the demonized high fructose corn syrup but nothing does it like an icy can or bottle of something fizzy and refreshing. Whether you call it soda, pop, or coke, the carbonated beverage quenches like no other. Opting for something better for you but no less refreshing, this week The Washington Post dove head first into the world of homemade sodas. They offered up a very simple formula, flavor base + bubbles = easy homemade soda, which is the inspiration for this week's challenge.
We've been checking out homemade soda over on Drinks with the help of Andrew Schloss's newly released Homemade Soda, a comprehensive guide to all things fizzy and housemade. We experimented with our own Natural Cola, juiced cherries for an incredibly refreshing Sour Cherriade and even fermented our way into a sparkling Orange Kombucha.
This week we'd like to see your soda creations. Whether it's adding CO2 with a siphon or Sodastream, mixing up your own seltzer based concoctions, or dosing with Champagne yeast to reach that perfect level of carbonation, we want to hear all about it. Have you been trying your hand at replicating Sprite at home or perfecting housemade Moxie? This is your forum. Or perhaps you've created the perfect sparking fruit refresher. Share your stories and recipes at our Weekend Cook and Tell Soda Fountain!
Show us photos of your fizziest creations on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your best sippable recipes, ideas, and experiences next Wednesday.