Fleur-de-sel

Ingredients 101 : How to Salt Your Food Like the Pros

In order to make your food taste good, your favorite restaurant is most likely using way more salt than you think they are (among other pro secrets). Which is why when you ask just about any professional cook what the biggest problem with most home-cooked meals are, they almos ...more

How To : Make Custom-Shaped Chocolates at Home

It is a truth universally acknowledged that food molded into fancy shapes somehow seems tastier. That's true even with chocolate, which is inherently delicious. Now, while you can buy chocolate that's been pre-molded into fancy shapes, you can have a lot of fun and save a few ...more

How To : 7 Little-Known Food Hacks Starring Salt

Salt is one of my favorite ingredients, by far, and also one of the most overlooked foods in the kitchen. This is probably due to the fact that it's an essential component of almost any recipe; because salt is a necessity, it's easy to forget how dynamic and versatile it can b ...more

How To : Your Juicer Is Actually a Sauce Maker in Disguise

There are several reasons why restaurant food tastes so good. One is that the cooks know how to make reductions, which involves cooking down large amounts of liquid until it becomes a pool of thick, glossy sauce. While this technique isn't hard to learn, it can be time-consumi ...more

News : Edible Nipples

Art or candy? Would you eat the chocolate nipples? Via Gastronomista: Bouchees Doubles, the French "design gourmand" group, creates spectactular and arresting works related to beautiful edibles. The descriptions of "Mangez Moi" reads like poetry: Le coin d’une bouche (choco ...more

How To : Make dark carmel fleur de sel chocolate truffles

Gwen Schoen, Food Writer at the Sacramento Bee, shows us how to make Dark Caramel Fleur de sel Truffles. Melt some bittersweet chocolate in a metal bowl over simmering water. To make the caramel filling, mix sugar and water together and boil for several minutes until the suga ...more

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