No lie: macarons can be fairly finicky to make, in that they might spread into uneven shapes or form dark spots on their tops—but even if they're not as beautiful as bakery specimens, they will still be delicious. The smooth chocolate ganache filling sandwiches the light, chewy-inside, delicately-crisp-outside chocolate macarons together, for a classic French dessert you shouldn't be afraid to try making. Read more.
A Strong, Spirited Cocktail to Make Amends
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco is joined by San Francisco cocktail and spirits evangelist Yael Amyra. Yael makes a Between the Sheets and explains how sometimes all it takes is the warmth of a stiff drink to calm nerves and mend a relationship.
How to Make Coffee Liqueur Affogato with Chocolate Whipped Cream
An affogato is a traditional coffee-flavored dessert that typically looks like a scoop of creamy gelato topped off with a pour of hot espresso. A shot of liqueur is sometimes added as well to kick things up a notch (as we do in the recipe below).
Crossroads Episode 2: Sweet Connections
In a world full of conflict, desserts are the ties that bind us. Mariana Vieira introduces New Yorkers to a popular Brazilian treat, while Tomoko Kato brings a unique blend of Japanese and European flare to Brooklyn via her dessert shop. Read more.