Posts Tagged ‘ Recipie ’

Flaming Cupcakes Of Love?


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Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me.  Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal.  I’ve been looking for something different to serve for Valentine’s dessert, and this is definitely different.  The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match.

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This more of a gentle suggestion post more than a straight up recipe, but when it comes to the actual cupcake, you feel free to use whatever type of cupcake and frosting you choose. Obviously chocolate would work well the strawberry, but I know you’ve got moxy, so that inventive nature of yours and come up with something dope.  However, the flaming strawberries themselves have a bit stricter of guidelines.

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Notes for flaming strawberries:

  • Any alcohol below 80 proof will not ignite well.  I used 80 proof which makes a small blue flame.  Note: some have had trouble getting 80 proof to ignite – lots of people are recommending Bacardi 151 as a fail-safe.
  • You can add a little sugar to the inside of the strawberry to sweeten things up.  However, the flame seems to last longer without the addition of sugar.
  • Make sure to use a liquor that you like.  Vodka is a good choice if you want very little flavor.
  • Alcohol evaporates, so light the strawberry soon after you spoon the liquor in.
  • Room temperature alcohol ignites better than refrigerated.
  • Do I have to say it?  Probably not, but my conscience will not let me go without.  Do not attempt to eat a flaming strawberry.  It has a relatively short burn time, lasting about 30 seconds to 1 minute. So, enjoy but be careful.  Use your noodle.

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The Greatest Breakfast Food Ever.


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So the good folks over at FoodieCrush.com continuously come up with new and inventive ways to put people in a food coma and whilst searching new and inventive ways to make myself fat, I stumbled upon the Smoked Salmon Quiche.  It eats like a pizza, and tastes like a dream (if you’re any good in the kitchen)

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The full recipe can be found on FoodieCrush by clicking here.  The combination of puff pastry, eggs, smoked salmon, and tabasco hot sauce (YES, there’s hot sauce in that), was amazing.  Just imagine the version we cooked over here is the same one in the photos.

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Chef Jacques La Merde And His Junk-food.


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The brilliant Instagram chef ‘Jacques La Merde‘ is revolutionizing the way we see fine dining by plating (the very low-brow) junk food common to everyday life. This parody of Haute cuisine is clever and quite skillful, but no one is sure who the jokester behind the account really is.
Follow Jacques La Merde on Instagram.

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Japan Airlines Has Quite The Menu.


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As the blog evolves, we’ve started to cover different topic, food is one everyone needs, and we haven’t talked about enough.  Hiroki Yoshitake, chef at the Parisian restaurant Sola, has created a new in-flight menu for Japan Airlines.  Through August 31, first-class and business passengers on Japan Airlines will enjoy meals by the chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris.  In first class, caviar, smoked salmon and beef tenderloin are among the high-end dishes travelers will enjoy. Business class passengers, meanwhile, will savor foie gras mousse and sauteed lobster, among other offerings.  Passengers can end their meal on a sweet note with a light tropical fruit cream, a bergamot-infused milk chocolate mousse and a light cookie.  The new menu is available only to passengers in these two classes on flights between Paris and the airlines’s Japanese destinations.  In September, Japan Airlines will introduce a new fall menu from Shinichi Sato, the chef at the Parisian restaurant Passage 53, accompanied by a dessert course from pastry chef Jean-Paul Hévin.  Tasty as hell.

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Hows About Them Dranks.


Being the alcohol connoisseur that I am,  I routinely check the web for new and exciting drinks.  (or Dranks as my boy keeps calling it right now).  I found an amazing project made by Konstantin Datz, 22 years old and studying design on university of applied science, Potsdam (Germany). The cocktails poster is the ultimate collection of the 35 most common cocktails and shows an abridgement of the ingredients of these cocktails.  If you love cocktails and if you love design, this poster is perfect for you.  Based on this poster there is also an app to view the cocktails on your iPhone, be sure to check out the website for this app, it has an amazing design.

The Top 10 Chefs To Follow On Twitter.


Bon Appetit magazine has released a list of the top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter following a story on how Twitter is narrowing the gap between chefs and their diners.  Fans are tweeting to chefs directly, with some soliciting chef secrets for the best marinara sauce, some taking their beefs online for the Twittersphere to see, and others still hoping for a virtual shoutout and a mention on Twitter with their handle.  Chefs, meanwhile, like Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco, are posting Twitter-only specials for their regulars.

Others like Rene Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen, are providing followers with inside looks at their staff meals or exclusive previews of their latest menu dishes.  Bon Appetit‘s favorite Twitter chefs were chosen for their cheeky banter, inside scoops, and level of activity.  Another social media tracker Klout, meanwhile, released an earlier report last month naming US-based Travel Channel TV host Andrew Zimmern the most influential foodie and chef on Twitter. He was followed by Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Here are the top 10 Twitter chefs according to Bon Appetit magazine:

@ReneRedzepiNoma
Rene Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen

@ericripert
Eric Ripert, executive chef of Le Bernardin, New York City

@mlaiskonis
Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef at Le Bernardin

@dcpatterson
Daniel Patterson, executive chef of Coi in San Francisco

@shunafish
Shuna Fish Lydon, pastry Chef at Peels, New York City

@MrEddieHuang
Eddie Huang, chef at Bao Haus, New York City

@matthewjennings
Matt Jennings, executive chef and Cheesemonger at Farmstead, Providence, RI

@gavinkaysen
Gavin Kaysen, executive chef, Cafe Boulud, New York City

@StephAndTheGoat
Stephanie Izard, chef/owner, Girl & the Goat, Chicago

@offalchris
Chris Cosentino, executive chef, Incanto, San Francisco