Truffles. What's All The Fuss About?

As with many produce items truffles have a season. It’s a short one and that adds to the scarcity of supply.  The white Alba truffles are foraged in October to December.  The black Perigord is dug up December through March. Summer truffles have a season as well but they aren’t as flavorful as the winter truffles.  T

Truffles. What's All The Fuss About?
Stephanie Anderson

Novo Cucina. A review.

Stepping inside you won't see a hint of what used to be, as it should be.  Wonderfully airy and a striking decor.  Gelato case (do not miss the gelato here as it is without question the best I've had anywhere), open kitchen with countless mounds of fermented dough portioned out to cook to order, chipper tidy staff and an incredibly welcoming indoor with outdoor seating type area. 

Stephanie Anderson
Novo Cucina. A review.

May Barilla Goodness Oh My! Thanks Degustabox!

Barilla's American line of Mulino Bianco cookies and breadsticks:  Ultra crunchy and tomato basil seasoned breadsticks are great with a cool drink or cocktail.  There are a handful of cookie varieties and this month the classic shortbread style, galletti was included.  Melt in your mouth crunch and large sugar crystals for extra texture. YUM.  Crunch addiction solved! For now anyway.

May Barilla Goodness Oh My! Thanks Degustabox!

Les Dames d'Escoffier International

Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is a worldwide non profit comprised of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities. 

Les Dames d'Escoffier International

No fat crispy roasted potato technique

This is inspired by Serious Eats tip of alkalizing the cooking water to change the texture just like we do with pho noodles. Baking soda changes things. Note: MORE IS NOT BETTER.  We're not adding oil to ours like they do. The fat you eat is the fat you wear. We can get plenty of flavor and crunch without that useless ingredient.

No fat crispy roasted potato technique
Stephanie Anderson

Davinci's Donuts. A review.

All donuts here are petite raised cake style and come in standard flavors, one weekly flavor or you an be your own donut artist and use the sundae style assortment of toppings to create a masterpiece of your own.

Stephanie Anderson
Davinci's Donuts. A review.

Pizza potatoes with vegan stretchy moxarella

Pizza potatoes.  No oil, no gluten and no dairy. it still manages to taste fantastic.  I like this drier version and it's layered on a plate vs. being baked in the oven or instant pot.  This will serve two but it's easily increased.

Pizza potatoes with vegan stretchy moxarella