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brooks headleys fancy dessertd

I’m totally hooked on Brooks Headley’s desserts. The cookies, cakes and frozen treats he and his team make in Del Posto’s award winning kitchen are rooted in flavor and texture clashes that achieve a beautiful harmony through their contradiction. Like Brooks, they are endearingly bizarre and completely without (more…)

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Photo by Şemsa Denizsel.

There’s a lot of talk in Istanbul’s culinary circles lately about the “New Anatolian Cuisine”, an approach that distances itself from European ingredients and techniques while embracing and modernizing Anatolian regional cooking. A number of restaurants have opened or re-branded in the past year or so, devoting (more…)

“That’s insane”. Those were the only words I could utter when I tasted my friend Hande’s Walnut Wedges of Decadence (one of the best things I ate in 2011). She had brought her signature Thanksgiving dessert to our traditional turkey dinner, where normally a pumpkin pie (or, in my sick world, ambrosia) take the cake. But the disk of (more…)

My mom has always effortlessly whiped up 10-course meals for 20 people. When I was a kid, my sister and I would just get in the way so we were given small tasks that we couldn’t screw up. One was shaking heavy cream in a jar until it turned into butter. Eventually we graduated to apple sauce, which is amazingly easy to make and (more…)

Back by popular demand, a post dedicated to Nic Roome’s tozzetti. After publishing a piece about them this weekend, I got some emails and DMs requesting the recipe. I asked Nic to make a major exception (he rarely shares his secrets) and write a guest post with recipe (more…)