The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Using Sugar

Once upon a time, sugar might have been simple. Now it’s anything but. Sugar isn’t sugar anymore–it’s turbinado sugar, superfine sugar, coconut sugar. [Read more…]

Huckleberry Crisps


6 tbsp. plus ½ cup sugar

6 tbsp. flour

¼ cup rolled oats

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp. lemon zest plus 2 tsp. lemon juice

¾ tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. kosher salt

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon [Read more…]

Valrhona S’Mores

Category: Cookies and bars

Difficulty: Moderate

Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:25 min

Total Time:40 min [Read more…]

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Breakfast Tarts


2½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. sugar [Read more…]

VALRHONA Dark Chocolate Macarons

Category: Cookies and bars

Difficulty: Hard

Prep Time:60 min

Cook Time:12 min

Total Time:72 min [Read more…]

VALRHONA Black Ice-Stick P125 Coeur de Guanaja

An original recipe by L’ecole Du Grand Chocolat

P125 Coeur de Guanaja Black Ice Stick [Read more…]

Coconut Cake with Rose Petals


For the Coconut Cake

8oz (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter – at room temperature

1 cup Sugar

4 Large Eggs – at room temperature

1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Rose Water

1 1/2  cups Flour

3/4 cup Pistachio – ground, plus 16 halve Pistachios for decoration

1 1/2 Tsp Baking powder

Pinch of Salt

1 cup Yogurt

Zest of 1 Orange

1 cup Coconut – sweetened and shredded [Read more…]

Passionfruit-mint sorbetto

The intense flavours of this sorbetto are pure and clean, and really need little in the way of accompaniment – a drizzle of extra passionfruit pulp is delicious but entirely optional. [Read more…]

How Our Sense of Taste Changes as We Age

As a kid, Cat Baldwin loved sugar. She saved up her allowance for Pop-Tarts and soda. When she ate candy bars, she had to have three in one go. She was the evil mastermind behind the periodic, mysterious disappearances of entire tubs of cake frosting from the kitchen cabinets. When Easter came around, she wasn’t satisfied with finishing off her own basket of sweets and would raid her brother’s. And Halloween? An annual family crisis. Cat’s sweet tooth was so notorious her mother had secret spots to hide candy around the house. [Read more…]

How to Make a Diamondback No.5

Once upon a time, Maryland was the cradle of rye whiskey in the United States. Prohibition put an end to that, but today at Rye, in Baltimore, bartender Doug Atwell pays tribute to the Charm City with his version of the classic Diamondback, which was named after the now-shuttered Diamondback Lounge in the Lord Baltimore hotel. [Read more…]