Every good meal ends with dessert. Many believe that making a dessert is a challenging engagement in the kitchen, but It does not have to be that way. Any dessert novice can step into the spotlight and have conquered them the first time round. It's a liberating experience. Any dessert will be a piece of cake (pardon the pun) So here are a couple of recipes to lose that fear of dessert preparation and to become acquainted with your sweet tooth.
To start off with, how about making some cupcakes, a great combination is lemon and raspberries and here is an easy recipe for you.Ingredients:
Located in the heart of Boston’s charming North End neighborhood, this lively dessert joint is notorious for being “the first Italian cafe in Boston.” And ever since 1929 its beautiful tradition continues to flourish and brighten up Hanover Street today.
Caffe Vittoria’s exterior is surrounded by a hearty bunch of native Italians sitting on lounge chairs smoking cigars, gossiping. Two classic accordion players will set up shop out in the street, playing a cheerful harmony for diners to relish under a blanket of starry sky and brisk evening air. Gray puffs of cigar smoke and the tempting aroma of freshly battered cannoli cream waft down the unparalleled street. Welcome to a weekend in Beantown’s beloved Little Italy, my friends.
Instituto Agrario San Michele Reisling Trentino
Antinor Bramito Chardonnay Umbria IGT
Brandini Arenis Pedmonte
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico
Le Sughere di Frassinello IGT Tuscany
Banfi “Florus” Moscadello di Montalcino late harvest
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Following this was a warm Red Pepper Bisque, which we were delighted to find out was completely dairy-free. This healthy soup is brought together with potatoes, which thicken the liquid and bring out the strength of the peppers to provide an aromatic, full-bodied flavor.
Also featured on the menu was the Chocolate Lava Cake served with Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis, and Whipped Cream. For all chocolate lovers, this dessert is one to go out of your way for. The inside was warm and molten, and once combined with the ice cream and whipped cream, it created a combination of rich, sweet flavors which melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
DooWee & Rice quickly picked up a following for its interesting, flavorful variations on two of the most essential foodstuffs -- meat and rice and meat in a bun -- as well as the slightly ramshackle, unpredictable establishment that housed it. Unfortunately the shop closed on November 15th, with chef Duy Tran promising that he would dedicate himself to getting a second location open.
Mission Cantina, a well-received Mexican restaurant on the Lower East Side, surprised foodies after recently announcing they were offering burritos for delivery. This eatery's delicious burritos, filled with tasty meats, veggies, and cheese in a crispy tortilla, were served back in November at a one-day-only event when the restaurant opened its doors for the first time. Then, they mysteriously disappeared, never once appearing on the menu.
These mysterious burritos are already receiving rave reviews, with Bowien's unique process including an emphasis on fresh ingredients, griddled tortillas, and a conspicious lack of rice. They even have their own Twitter account. Here's to hoping Mission Burrito gets off the ground fast! (You know we'll be counting the days.)
You may recognize this charming venue by the vibrant red tomato, or “pomodoro” hanging over its entrance in Little Italy. Pasta e Pomodoro lies just near the end of Salem Street, somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked away from the touristy crowds of its parallel Hanover Street. The high glass windows set the tone for the venue’s unique and quaint charisma that it brings to each and every table. Pasta e Pomodoro never fails to set the perfect ambiance for an intimate night with a fine glass of vino and spectacular cuisine.
All you winos out there will be thrilled to learn that today is National Drink Wine Day! In honor of this special culinary occasion, we've decided to round up some New York-based wineries, their best offerings, and perfect pairings. Use this list as a guide for throwing a celebratory wine tasting party or simply learn about some of the best wines that local vineyards have to offer.
Located in Cutchogue on Long Island, Pugliese Vineyards has been offering award-winning wines, Champagnes, and Ports since 1980. The family-owned company has gained recognition for many of their varietals, including their Chardonnay Reserve 2009, Riesling 2012, and Sunset Meritage 2010.