Summer is not an easy season for a food writer. You’d think that having choices is good, but in reality the abundance of colorful fruit at my grocery shop drives me nuts. I just can’t make up my mind what to cook or bake first, ending up – each and every time – with way too much stone fruits and berries. Every. Single. Time.
Ever since Oliver has taken up bread baking with his own sourdough, my bread baking has decreased – he’s just too good at it. But rolls, buns and similar are still my business. So today you’ll get a new recipe video of a Jewish favorite you might not even have heard of yet, unless you live in NYC or have a broader knowledge of its culinary intricacies…
If you ask culinary inclined people what their very first memories about helping in the kitchen are, most would likely respond with “baking a cake” or “baking cookies”. Not sure why this seems to a have turned into such a stereotype, but maybe it has to do with the mess we created and the fun we had in doing so?
News from the food universe that are informative, will make you laugh or simply scratch your head.
When skimming through cookbooks or food blogs there are certain recipe steps that instantly kill my enthusiasm to make the respective dish any time soon or ever. “Blind bake/line with parchment paper/fill with dried beans” probably belongs to my anti-fave top three – it kills me every time and I would rather skip the recipe altogether.