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Yeast Takes Waffles into the Stratosphere

What makes a perfect waffle? There’s one ingredient in waffle batter that’s essential to achieving crispy golden perfection: fat–preferably melted butter. Many recipes also incorporate beaten egg whites for a light texture. But the best waffles o READ MORE

Emeril Kicks it Up Another Notch

Don’t be surprised to see Emeril’s face smiling up at you from a sticker on an eggplant. Emeril is now in the produce business (Emeril’s Gourmet Produce), as a partner with Pride of San Juan (a shipper/grower company). ... READ MORE

Mango 101

Mangoes are available year round in most locations; they come from temperate climates all over the world. When a mango is ripe, it will have a little “give,” the way a ripe avocado does. ... READ MORE

A Challenging Assignment

Be careful when bringing your baked goods to work. That’s what got one food blogger and high school literacy consultant assigned to teach an elective cooking class at her school—30 minutes, four times a week, without a stove, oven, or even hot plate. READ MORE

Walking While Eating

Bunrab formulates a hop-skip-jump guide to eating at San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Christy asks: Is it bad form to order just one dish at a restaurant? READ MORE

Hold the Cream of Mushroom Soup

From Bismarck to St. Paul to Madison, new high-end restaurants are embracing such local cuisine as fried walleye and wild-rice porridge. Call it the birth of northwoods chic. READ MORE

Worth the Search

Apricots from Turkey, beef from Japan -- are the harder-to-track-down, usually imported ingredients any better than the more widely available versions? READ MORE

Giving Organics the Business

BusinessWeek revisits “big organic” in a sprawling cover story that looks at the rising organic tide from the corporations’ point of view. READ MORE

U-Pick Chestnuts: Go Now!

Chestnuts are rich, tasty, and ridiculously hard to locate fresh. Why? During the twentieth century, almost all the chestnut orchards in the United States were wiped out by chestnut blight, leaving us dependent on foreign chestnut suppliers. And some of t READ MORE

Brazil-splosion

The Brazilian-owned Richmond branch of Mr. Pizza Man has been lauded for their doughy, awesomely weird pizza, like the sweet pizza with cheese, white chocolate, raisins, peaches, plums, and condensed milk. But they also have a great thing called Marmitex, READ MORE